Rival backs Aubameyang to bounce back

Rival backs Aubameyang to bounce back
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Marc Bartra

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Nov 08, 2017. 17:00

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has backed German Bundesliga rival Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to return to his goal-scoring best.

The Gabon international, who beat his counterpart to the league's golden boot accolade last season by scoring 31 goals, has suffered a goal drought as Borussia Dortmund's recent woes continue.

Aubameyang hasn't scored a goal in his last five games and has now gone 476 minutes without a goal for his club across all competitions.

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The 28-year-old's lack of form has coincided with a barren run for the Black and Yellows, with the club having now dropped to third on the log standings following a 3-1 defeat to their Bavarian counterparts.

"Everybody goes through these phases and the scorer's job is the hardest one on the pitch anyway," Lewandowski told German daily Bild on Tuesday.

"When you are on a good run, you score everything, but woe betide when it doesn't work and you hit the crossbar instead of the net.

"Then a lot of things go through your head.

"It's important to clear your head quickly and regain the old looseness, then I'm sure he'll be successful again," the Polish forward concluded.



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