Pierre Emerick Aubameyang had to share the Premier League’s 2018/19 Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
But this hasn’t irked the Arsenal forward who is proud to share the illustrious award with two of Africa’s brightest stars in modern football.
Salah and Mane were the Reds biggest attacking threats last season in which they finely missed out on the title – finding the back of the net 22 times in the league.
Naturally, Aubameyang would have preferred to have the Golden Boot all to himself, but he’s more than happy to share it with Mo and Sadio.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside some really good players throughout my career and [Alexandre Lacazette] is definitely one of them,” the Gabon international is quoted as saying by the Express.
“That relationship [we have] definitely helped me to win the Golden Boot last season. It was a tough year, but I had the chance to score goals, because the team played a great season.
“It meant a lot to win the Golden Boot. I am really happy and proud of it, especially to share the trophy with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
“I really like these two guys. We are representing Africa so it is a good sign for the continent.”
Now is a very exciting time for African football with some of the planet’s biggest stars now coming from the continent – something Auba, Mo and Sadio are a part of.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations will surely be one of the most watched tournaments in the world this year, alongside the Copa America, with some of the best players on display for their countries.