Chelsea manager Graham Potter has praised the way footballer Pierre Emerick Aubameyang dealt with a violent home robbery this summer. In a robbery that took place at the end of August at a house near Barcelona, the robbers broke Aubameyang's jaw and took valuable jewelry.
Not long after, Aubameyang moved from Barcelona to Chelsea, and Potter took over the London outfit last month and was quick to praise his player. “He wouldn’t be human if it didn’t affect him,” Potter said.
“We’re here to support but I think the best thing for him is to play football, to put the incident behind him as quickly as possible and feel comfortable and happy. I think he feels that here. He has acted really professionally, I have been really impressed with him.
“[The burglary] was fairly horrific, to be honest. You are talking about something that isn’t particularly nice where the family are concerned. “But I can only act on how he behaves and he has been perfect”.
Shortly after the incident, Aubameyang explained in a social media post that “some violent cowards broke into our home and threatened my family and my children, just to steal some stuff”. He continued: “They injured my jaw but I will recover in no time and thank God no one else was physically harmed”.
Chelsea will play their next game on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge at 9:00 p.m. against Milan, in the third round of the Champions League. The London side has a point from two games and is last in the Group E table.
UEFA Champions League - Group E 2022/23
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