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‘He was in shock’ – Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga opens up on Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang’s ‘frightened’ arrival at Bridge

CHELSEA goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has revealed his new team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in shock over Thomas Tuchel’s sacking.

The Gabon striker left Barcelona to reconnect with his former Borussia Dortmund boss at Stamford Bridge on deadline day.


Kepa Arrizabalaga has opened up on his new team-mate’s early days at ChelseaCredit: Alamy
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He says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ‘in shock’ after Thomas Tuchel was sacked1 credit

However, this Tuchel reunion only lasted a few days and ONE MATCH as the German coach was sacked by Chelsea last week after a shock loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.

New boss Graham Potter got his first glimpse of Champions League action on Tuesday but despite a dominant display they were left frustrated after conceding a late goal to draw 1-1.

And asked about the impact the managerial change had on Aubameyang following the result, Spain goalkeeper Kepa admitted: “The truth is that the first few days he arrived a bit scared.

“He was a bit in shock, a lot of change, the last two or three days have been very crazy for him, everything that happened to him was a misfortune.”

Aubameyang was also asked about Tuchel himself, and he said: “Everyone knows about the relationship I had with Thomas.

“It’s always sad when someone leaves the club. Obviously, I only saw him for a few days.


“When you play football you have to adapt very quickly at certain times of the season, it can happen.”

Aubameyang also revealed he hasn’t spoken to Tuchel yet, but revealed how he thought the German was feeling: “I think he was a bit frustrated and sad, obviously.

“I will try to talk to him as soon as possible. It’s been a crazy week for all of us, it’s part of life, you have to adapt.

“I think it’s a bit sad right now, hopefully we’ll be back to better days soon.

“Obviously I think it’s a bit strange for everyone, not just me, but like I said, it’s football, you have to adapt.

“When you play for Chelsea you need results as soon as possible, that’s why I’m a bit frustrated today.”


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