Aubameyang hoping for ‘better days’ at Chelsea despite sadness over Tuchel sacking

Brighton manager Graham Potter during the Premier League match
Brighton manager Graham Potter during a Premier League match /IMAGO

New Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stated that he hopes “better days” lie ahead for him and his new club following the shock sacking of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.

The Gabon international left Barcelona this summer for Stamford Bridge to link up with former manager Tuchel with whom he worked successfully with at Borussia Dortmund.

But shortly after signing for the Blues, Tuchel was sacked after a poor run of results. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss has since been replaced by Graham Potter, with Aubameyang now having to adjust to the demands of his new manager.

Speaking about the situation, the former Arsenal striker admitted that events off the field have not been making life easy for him back in London.

“Everyone knows the relationship that I had with Thomas,” he said when asked about the situation.

“It’s always sad when someone leaves the club. Obviously, I just saw him for a few days. When you play football, you have to adapt very quickly to some moments in the season, this can happen.

“It’s been a crazy week for all of us. That’s part of life. We have to adapt. 

“I think it’s a bit of sadness at the moment. Hopefully, we’ll get back to better days soon.

“Obviously, I think it’s a bit strange for everybody, not only for me, but as I said, this is football. You have to adapt.”

Aubameyang has played in two Champions League appearances for Chelsea so far, including their disappointing 1-1 home draw with Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday night.