Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (r.) and Wolfsburg's Josuha Guilavogui were team-mates when Saint-Etienne won the Coupe de la Ligue in France in 2012. - © imago
Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (r.) and Wolfsburg's Josuha Guilavogui were team-mates when Saint-Etienne won the Coupe de la Ligue in France in 2012. - © imago
Bundesliga

Aubameyang's extra motivation for Wolfsburg clash

Bundesliga top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has several additional reasons for motivation ahead of his side’s showdown with VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday evening at the Volkswagen Arena (kick-off: 18:30CET/17:30GMT).

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Alongside trying to increase his side’s over the third-placed Wolves, the Gabon international is aiming to get one over his good friend Josuha Guilavogui, former team-mate at AS Saint-Etienne and current midfield enforcer at VfL Wolfsburg.

“He wrote to me saying that they will win,” said Aubameyang in a press conference before BVB’s trip to Wolfsburg. “I was a bit angry after that but we’ll see tomorrow. He’s a good friend of mine, but tomorrow he’s my enemy. I won’t speak to him until after the game.”

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'It'll be about revenge'

'Concentrating completely on my game'

While their absences have left BVB coach Thomas Tuchel with a headache at the back, up front Aubameyang, who has scored 17 goals in only 14 Bundesliga matches so far this season, will be raring to go. “The media circus around me hasn’t affected me at all,” he said. “I’m concentrating completely on my game and want to carry on.

“As for scoring 40 goals, I’m still pretty far off that sort of aim. It doesn’t interest me hugely at the moment.”

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