'He is so good': Aubameyang admits he has been giving tips to 'really strong' 21-year-old Chelsea teammate
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has offered his words of wisdom to Chelsea teammate Armando Broja on how to finish in front of goal.
When asked about his relationship with the young striker by the 5th Stand, Aubameyang opened up about giving advice to a player over a decade younger than him.
Broja must be absorbing so much during his first full senior season with his boyhood club.
Having spent a few decent campaigns out on loan, the 21-year-old has stepped up a level by competing for a place at Stamford Bridge.
Meaning no disrespect to Southampton, the standard of training must’ve increased since switching the South Coast for South West London over the summer.
The young forward is now training with World Cup winners, Champions League finalists and generally world class talents.
In terms of developing his trade, there are few better to learn from than Aubameyang, who has scored over 300 career goals.
“We have spoken a few times already. I try to give him some tips, but I always say to him when we are working in front of the goal, for example, remember this is the only chance you’ll have during the game and try to be in that mindset,” revealed the Gabon international about his relationship with Broja.
“I think this can help him because I don’t think he needs much else because he is so good with his game.
“He has pace, he is really strong. It’s all about finishing and being positive.”
Broja still waiting for his big Chelsea breakthrough
Unfortunately, Broja has not been able to fully translate Aubameyang’s teaching on the training field to competitive action.
He has only started once so far this term, the 0-0 Premier League draw with Brentford last month.
It is actually the man who has been giving the academy graduate guidance who is getting in the way of regular starts.
Aubameyang took the number nine shirt from Romelu Lukaku in September after he was loaned to Inter Milan for the season, assuming the responsibilities as Chelsea’s leading forward.
Yet, Broja is clearly liked by Graham Potter, having featured in ten of the new manager’s 11 games in charge.
Hopefully Armando can put his training into action tomorrow against Arsenal at the Bridge.