Arsenal star Aubameyang reveals why he almost quit football
EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 19/06/2019
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed why he almost quit football when he was growing up.The 30-year-old Gabon international scored 22 Premier League goals last season, finishing as the joint top scorer with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio ManeAubameyang, who is currently enjoying an off-season holiday in Miami with his family after he has become one of the finest strikers in Europe he told Arsenal official website how he had to fight against adversity and even overcome doubts about his own ability. "I was playing on the wing rather than up top because of my pace."I’d always been quick and everybody told me I was fast, but when I was a bit older, like 15 or 16, I lost a little bit of pace."I’d had some problems with my knees and I couldn’t run as fast as I had been able to, so I fell out of love with football for a bit. I didn’t have a club, I wasn’t at school, I was just at home trying to think positively."It was hard at the time and I did think about quitting, but every day I kept training hard. I don’t know why, but I thought that I had to train hard because you never know in life, something can happen."Then after six months of hard work, my father called me and said, ‘Are you ready to go training with a team?’ and I said, ‘Yes of course!’ because I had worked for six months for that opportunity.