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Chelsea striker Aubameyang recalls playing for Champions League rivals AC Milan: Ronaldo, Maldini and Nesta...

Published on: 03 October 2022

Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is looking forward to facing former club AC Milan in the Champions League this week.

He will use tricks and tips picked up from the original Ronaldo as he attempts to revive Chelsea's Champions League campaign against old club AC Milan.

The Blues are without a win in their two group games so far this season and sit bottom of Group E.

Aubameyang, who started his professional career at Milan, opened his Chelsea account with a superb equaliser against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Aubameyang said: “The team was really strong, to tell the truth.

“Ronaldo, Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Nesta… at that time I was very young.

“I was just trying to improve and looking at him 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 time Ronaldo scored twice!

“That is part of the character and as a striker you need that because you have to be strong mentally."


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