Hitzfeld: Aubameyang Not Replaced
Ottmar Hitzfeld admits that Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is an irreplaceable figure for Borussia Dortmund.
The 28-year-old managed to contribute 31 goals on the Bundesliga stage last season, and successfully ended the season as the league’s top scorer.
Gabon’s striker is rumored to want to leave from Signal Iduna Park, but Hitzfeld believes that BVB will not release their valuable assets.
“For Bosz, Aubameyang is a life insurance company,” the German coach told reporters. “He is the most important player for Borussia Dortmund. You can replace anyone, but not with Aubameyang. ”
“He filled 20 percent of Borussia Dortmund. He is a top striker, he created chances, and managed to score goals from impossible situations. He can do something by relying on himself, and not depending on his other teammates. ”
“If [Hans Joachim] Watzke says he will last until the end of the season, then that is a clear sign [for Bayern]. They challenge Bayern Munich: We keep Aubameyang in order for us to become champions in Germany. “