Golden Boot: Why I Did Not Say Anything to My Teammates

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed why he didn't bother to solicit for the support of his teammates during the Burnley game.

The Gabonese international was in contention for the season's Golden Boot as he had 20 goals to his name before the commencement of the Gunners' last Premier League match of the season.

This seemed to be the reason for his inclusion in a game which a lot of first-team regulars did not start and luckily for him, he was able to net twice to take his tally to 22 in that 3-1 away win. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane also recorded the same number of goals and were rewarded accordingly.

Knowing fully well that his desire to win the Golden Boot award will be crushed had he failed to score in that game, one would have expected that Aubameyang would have had a talk with his colleagues to give him the ball more often so that he can bag the feat but according to him he did not do such a thing for a reason.

Responding when asked if his teammates knew that he was in the Golden Boot races he said:

“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 & I’m really happy for that.”

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