Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could not stop smiling after Sunday’s win over Burnley.
The Gabon international scored twice to take his Premier League tally to 22 goals this season and win the Golden Boot alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
“It means a lot,” he said. “I am really happy and proud of it. I am sharing this trophy with Mane and Salah. I like these two guys.
“We are representing Africa so it is a good sign for the continent. I am really proud and I have to thank my team-mates for helping me to get it.
“I had great seasons in Dortmund but this one was a tough one,” Aubameyang added. “I would say in truth this was maybe not the best but I gave everything to try to be in the top four with the team and to get a trophy. I am happy with my season, not the best but I am happy.
“It took a little bit of time for me to adapt. I had six months to adjust me to this league. I think I did well in the first six months and now I have the whole season. I am happy with that.
“It is always a tough battle when you play a game here in England and you have to be ready physically. That’s the most important change when I came here from Germany. Hopefully I will do better next season.”
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