Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has lambasted forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for intensifying the debate regarding his future ahead of the tie against RB Leipzig.
The Gabon international earlier this week reiterated his desire to ply his trade for 11-time Champions League winners, Real Madrid and Tuchel admits that he was annoyed with the 27-year-old’s latest sentiments.
“Such statements don’t really help,” he told German publication AS.
“There are moments when it is a bit annoying and whether you have to do it in public during a phase like the one we are currently in is open to debate.
“But it is also not something we attach too much importance to.
“If you look at the interview in detail, you can see that he is asking himself a fundamental question – to end his career here, or dare to make another step.
“What counts for me is how he performs here. He is ready to give everything. I have said it time and time again – we will not reach any of our objectives without Auba,” he concluded.
Aubamayeng will be looking to add to his tally of 16 goals in all competitions when the Signal Park based-outfit host second-placed Leipzig on Saturday.