Christian Pulisic says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a leader


Christian Pulisic says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a leader

Christian Pulisic playing for Borussia Dortmund against Werder Bremen

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Aug 06, 2017. 09:33

Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been praised by the club’s youngster Christian Pulisic.

Pulisic says he hopes the Panthers international will stay put at the club for a long time because his leadership has made him a crucial player at the German Bundesliga outfit.

Aubameyang is contracted with the Bundesliga club until 2020 and has scored 31 goals in the Bundesliga last season as his side won the German Cup and finished third in the league.

Although he was expected to move, he has been told he will continue his career in Dortmund, much to Pulisic’s delight.


“Aubameyang is a leader, a big player for us and we love having him here and would love to have him here for a long time,” USA international Pulisic said.

“Off the field he is just a good guy, always ready to have a laugh. But he knows when he needs to be serious. He is just a really good teammate.

“I only focus on myself but he [Aubameyang] has been great with me.

“I have learned a lot from him by just being around him in training and picking up small things. Obviously he is a great player and it is great to have him here.

“He creates the music in the dressing room. He is the DJ, but I want to have that job (of providing the music) but for now he stays in charge.”


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