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Aubameyang on Napoli, second leg and racism

There were plenty of questions for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following our 2-0 win over Napoli on Thursday night.

The Gabon international stopped in the mixed zone after the game to speak to the gathered press - and this is what he said.

FIRST LEG VICTORY

"I think we played well today and it was important to win. I think we had a lot of chances to score more goals, but we didn’t concede and that is a good point, that’s really important. Now we will go to Napoli with a lot of confidence and we will go there to score goals.
  
"We talked before the game that it was important to be strong defensively and that was the key today. We defended well, the strikers as well. I think we played well."

Aaron Ramsey celebrates his goal against Napoli

Aaron Ramsey celebrates his goal against Napoli


ADDRESSING OUR AWAY FORM

"We know away we have some difficulties. We have to improve that. As I said before we are confident. We had a good result today and we have everything in our hands. We go there and will try to win the game.
  
"Of course, because if you win there I think you send a message to everybody. It will be an important game and a good challenge for us."


THE NAPOLI ATMOSPHERE

"We already know. That’s football. All of the players, they love to play this type of game. When it’s tough and you win games, you are really satisfied after the game. And me personally, I’m not scared.
  
"I think we will play with confidence and I am sure we will do something, because now they have to score goals so they will attack and for sure they will leave space for us. That will be great for us.

"I am not really worried. We will give everything and I am sure we will go through."


 
RESPONDING TO RACISM

"I am really disappointed about that. I had the same problem here against Tottenham. When you are black like me it is really painful, I think, because we are in 2019 and obviously it is not good for football in England. Hopefully we will find a way to kick it out.
 
 
"I am not really worried. We will give everything and I am sure we will go through."

Lets kick racism out of football