Aubameyang confesses: “I was depressed, I drank a lot. We need to open up, I didn’t do it”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he had lost the joy of living and had fallen into depression. During an interview on the Youtube channel Colinterview the Olympique Marseille striker looked back on what was “a very complicated passage” in his career, when his time at Arsenal was coming to an end: “I’m sure I had depression, I started drinking a lot “, confesses the 34 year old Gabonese.

“It was a heavy, difficult period. It started shortly before leaving Arsenal. I think it was linked to my parents. It’s a problem that affects many people, it’s normal. We often say that we need to talk about it, there’s no shame in this Even though I haven’t done it, I know it can really help. People need to open up; if I had, I think it would have done me some good.

I needed some energy, to rediscover the joy of winning. It was a disaster.” Aubameyang found himself in Marseille after several complicated seasons: he scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 and became the top scorer in the history of the Europa League (34 goals). Now the Saudis of Al-Shabab are courting him, but Pablo Longoria has no intention of giving up his center forward.