“Removed from the squad for the match at Stuttgart for disciplinary reasons”. This is what Borussia Dortmund announced yesterday regarding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, just one sentence, few words, without giving details about what those ‘disciplinary reasons’ really are.
According to reports, the African star has arrived late for training on a number of occasions. Other reports suggest that his recent trip to Barcelona didn’t go down well with Dortmund’s officials.
That is not true, I didn’t turn up late for training
Aubameyang said, at least according to Bild, looking… perplexed and disappointed, not understanding why exactly he got banned.
After my trip to Milan I could understand my suspension because I ignored an announcement that time. This time I really can’t understand it
the Borussia striker said, referring to his previous ban, a year ago, when he traveled to Italy even though he had been ‘instructed’ not to.
It will be very interesting to see if Aubayemang will be involved in Dortmund’s Champions League game against Tottenham next week. If not, one thing is for sure, those rumors about him pushing for an exit, soon, from the club, will only get fueled.