Chelsea’s Aubameyang opens up on learning from ‘better’ Ronaldo at AC Milan

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been discussing working with the Brazilian Ronaldo.

Aubameyang spent time at AC Milan as a young player. He never featured for their senior side but was still able to learn from their top players.

One of which was the Brazilian Ronaldo, who Aubameyang has been discussing in a recent interview:

“I know Milan well,” Aubameyang told reporters after the 2-1 win at Selhurst Park. “At that time, the team was really strong, to tell the truth. Ronaldo, [Paolo] Maldini, [Alessandro] Nesta… I was very young. That is why I chose to go on loan for a few years. I was just trying to improve and looking at [Ronaldo] to learn as much as I could.

“To tell the truth, he was a bit fat by then! But he was still the best. I will always remember when Carlo Ancelotti had a go at him about his fitness, he said, ‘What do you want me to do, run or score goals?’ Ancelotti said, ‘score goals’, and the next game Ronaldo scored twice!

“It that is part of the character and as a striker, you need that because you have to be strong mentally. I was just a young kid among all those stars, just playing and training. I was just trying to get as much as I can and pick up all these things in my career.”

Aubameyang was asked about AC Milan as Chelsea are set to play them in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Chelsea head into the match bottom of Group E with just two points to their name from two games.

Milan, meanwhile, are top of the group with four points. But with Chelsea taking on the Italians in the next two weeks, Graham Potter and co. can easily reverse their fortunes with back-to-back wins.

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Josh Barker

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