Sokratis and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spoke to Sky Sports after the 3-1 win over Burnley at the Emirates today.
The Greek defender revealed he told his former Borussia Dortmund teammate he’d score two goals, and also spoke about the physical battle with Ashley Barnes.
Here’s what they had to say.
Was it a tough physical battle?
Auba: Yeah, a tough physical battle. It was really hard, but this man [Sokratis] loves games like this!
When was the last time you played in a game that feisty?
Auba: Wow, never. I think never. It was really, really hard. The team fought and we did a great game.
Is he right? Do you love games like that?
Sokratis: Yeah, of course. It was a difficult game today, it was important for us to win. Three points and now we have to look forward to the next game.
Before the game, what did I say to you?
Auba: Yeah, I will score two, it’s true!
How did you know?
I know Auba, six or seven years. These are games he does all the time, two, three goals.
How was the battle with Ashley Barnes? Do you enjoy that one on one?
Sokratis: Of course I enjoy it. It’s football.
Does it ever get too much?
Sokratis: Ok, maybe it was too much but it’s football, it can happen, it’s the game.
Aubameyang explains the two goals.
Auba: The first one I tried to be faster than the defender, tried to shoot on goal. The second one we worked on this yesterday [in training] in front of goal, and it was like this. The first touch is important and the second you shoot and try to score.
Are you aware that your now top scorer?
Yeah, I think it’s cool! The season is still long.
Sokratis then predicts he’ll score 30 goals this season. The two men embrace fondly.
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