After reportedly being persuaded by Thomas Tuchel to join Chelsea from FC Barcelona in the recent transfer window, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now opened up on the German manager's abrupt departure from the Blues.
The Gabonese's reunion with Tuchel lasted just one match as the coach was sacked within 24 hours of the centre-forward's debut for the club against Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League last week.
Tuchel is understood to have been a big part of Aubameyang's decision to leave Barca just seven months after joining the LaLiga club from Arsenal, with both the player and the manager having recently confessed their admiration for each other.
The 33-year-old has now broken his silence about what unfolded over the past week, revealing he was saddened by his former Borussia Dortmund mentor's exit from Stamford Bridge.
"Everyone knows the relationship that I had with Thomas," Aubameyang said following Chelsea's 1-1 UCL draw with Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday, according to the Metro.
"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."
Asked if he has spoken to the 49-year-old since his dismissal, the marksman replied: "Not yet. 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, that's part of the 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, 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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