Aubameyang scored in the reverse fixture, although Eintracht won 2-1.
Aubameyang scored in the reverse fixture, although Eintracht won 2-1.

David Abraham on the key to stopping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


Eintracht Frankfurt will face one of the most feared sights in football on Saturday afternoon when they come up against Borussia Dortmund and their 25-goal flying machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Only Bayern Munich have conceded less goals that David Abraham’s team, though. caught up with the Argentine centre-back to find out how this particular Eagle plans to keep up with Auba…

David Abraham on...

...Defending against Aubameyang: “When Aubameyang sprints and has space, you have to retreat and try to push him off. You have to force him to push the ball far so in front of himself that he loses control and one of your teammates can nip in. If you make a wrong step there’s no way you can catch him.”

Watch: Eintracht beat Dortmund 2-1 in November:

...Defending against top teams: “Great teams are not complicated opponents just because they have good players, but also because of the way they use the ball. They always move it around the pitch quickly and it leaves you out of breath, and at the end you can win or lose a game because of that extra yard.

...Defending in the Bundesliga: “I have often seen my team on course for a win and the full-backs have started to push on for another goal. Sometimes some people forget that you have to defend results, but I would rather win every game 1-0 than draw in an exciting way.”

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