The striker teased fans at the Bernabeu with a stellar showing against them and revealed that he made a promise
Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed he “made a promise” to his grandfather that he would play for Real Madrid after dazzling at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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His mother talked up a move to the Spanish capital pre-match and Aubameyang offered a glimpse of what Madrid fans could be in for in the future. He scored a goal and assisted another in the 2-2 Champions League draw on Wednesday.
Aubameyang is under contract at Signal Iduna Park until 2020 and, while the Gabon international remains happy at the Bundesliga outfit, he intends on fulfilling a promise made to his family.
“Yes [I still want to play for Real], it’s a promise I made to my grandfather,” he told beIN Sports.
“Right now I feel very good at Dortmund but in the future we’ll see.”
Aubameyang was at his best as Dortmund came from 2-0 down to earn a point and top spot in Group F on matchday six.
“We don’t mind who we play,” Aubameyang said. “At half-time we talked about how we all knew we could do something and we did very well in the second-half.”
Trailing to Karim Benzema’s brace, Aubameyang sparked Dortmund’s comeback with a goal on the hour-mark – his 19th of the season.
Aubameyang then turned provider with two minutes remaining, teeing up Marco Reus for the equaliser as Dortmund enter the last 16 as group winners.
“The 2-2 belongs to 99 per cent to Aubameyang and only 1% to me.”
Reus continued: “It was very important to stand up to Real Madrid twice.
“I was not at a level of 100%. This is why I did not start. The risk to absolve 90 minutes was too high. Our start was a little bit chaotic. The order was not that good.
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“We did not play some actions very well when we had the chance to counter against two or three Real players. Real had some good chances, so it was a little bit lucky not to get a third goal. We hoped for a lucky punch and reached it.
“In the round of the last 16 there are no easy opponents.”