Tuchel gives high praise to Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has given high praise to striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, saying he is always working on improving his game.

The Gabon international has already scored 30 goals for Dortmund this season and claimed the African footballer of the year award in January.

“Becoming Africa’s player of the year was extraordinary, a huge prize,” Tuchel told BBC Sport. “It made him stronger, even more self-confident.

“Players like Auba improve themselves with their spirit, their mentality and their will to give everything, every day. He plays to become a league top scorer, to get a hand on a cup or championship trophy.”

BVB captain Mats Hummels, who won the World Cup with Germany in 2014, said the goal poacher has plenty of qualities, but singled out his pace as his main asset.

“He is the fastest player I have played with or against,” Hummels said. “He also works hard for the team, which is the most important thing.”