Interview

Auba - What it means to win the Golden Boot

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took a share of the Golden Boot with a brace against Burnley on Sunday.

The Gabon international finished on 22 Premier League goals, equal with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and spoke to the media after the game about it.

This is what he told them:

on nearly scoring a hat-trick…
Yeah, it was near - but sometimes that can happen. I have to be focused on those kinds of chances, but I’m happy that we won and that I’m sharing the [Golden Boot] trophy with two other guys that I like.

on his team-mates knowing he was in contention for the Golden Boot…
Yeah, they knew it. Me? I said nothing to the guys because I didn’t want them to only focus on me. I’m a team player and if I wasn’t scoring, it wouldn’t have mattered. But I scored and I’m really happy for that. I have to be thankful to the team.

on scoring more than 30 goals…
Yeah, of course [I’m happy]. It was a tough season but I had the chance to score goals, because the team played a great season. Of course the last months were not the best in the Premier League, but the whole season, we put in a great effort.

on being delighted for Nketiah…
Yeah, of course. That’s good for the club, when you have young players coming into the first team and scoring. Eddie always works hard for the team, so I’m happy for him.