What Christian Pulisic told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Chelsea’s Europa League final vs Arsenal

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic were teammates at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)‘We have bantered about that already. I have told him ‘you can score one goal in the Europa League Final, but you can’t win. That’s it!’ he told the Evening Standard.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Pulisic was tipped to be a signing with the future in mind, he could have a key role to play at Stamford Bridge immediately should Eden Hazard move to Real Madrid.The United States international is confident that he can hit the ground running in English football, though, and admitted that he will be leaning on Aubameyang for advice.He said: ‘I knew that he’d do well in this country. He did it in the Bundesliga. He is just a guy that will always score goals. He will work hard and find that right spot. He is what a great striker can do.‘Does seeing how well he has done in the Premier League give me the confidence I can do the same? Yes, absolutely.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s going to be great for me because I will always have a guy like him to take advice from and to learn from.‘It’s great to still have that relationship even though we are not going to be friends when we play against each other.’Pulisic took a back-seat at Dortmund this season following Jadon Sancho’s remarkable emergence, although he still provided four goals and four assists in 20 Bundesliga matches as the club finished second to Bayern Munich.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Christian Pulisic has joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has told Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that he is not allowed to win when the two clubs meet in the Europa League final next Wednesday.The pair were teammates together at Borussia Dortmund but they will be rivals next season after Pulisic completed a £58m move to join Chelsea back in January.Pulisic, 20, will be an interested spectator when his new team take on Arsenal in Baku, with Chelsea looking to add a trophy to their third-place finish in the Premier League.Arsenal’s leading goalscorer this season Aubameyang is likely to be the biggest threat to Chelsea’s defence on the night and Pulisic has said that he is allowed to score so long as Arsenal lose.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 May 2019 5:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares What Christian Pulisic told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Chelsea’s Europa League final vs Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Locals toast the joys of living in a famous FNQ tourist town

first_imgPort Douglas man Roger Gibbons, pictured with his late wife Marie. PIC: Hayden SmithHowever, he will soon move to Melbourne to be closer to family. “I don’t think your spirit ever leaves Port Douglas,” Mr Gibbons said. “It is the sort of place that stays with you no matter where you are in Australia or around the world.” With a tourism-reliant economy, Port Douglas has had many ups and downs.But things are taking an upward turn, with the latest CoreLogic data showing the town’s median house price has jumped almost 30 per cent over the past three years.Travis Schumacher of Raine & Horne Port Douglas and Mossman said the sense of optimism was palpable. “Port Douglas has had some tough times, but the housing market over the past couple of years has been exciting,” he said. “Many people seem to be moving back up here from down south … I certainly predict a strong finish to 2017.“We really felt the effects of the GFC and it took quite a while to bounce back.” Connor Pedis, 10, and Tommy Pedis, 9, play on their body boards at Four Mile Beach. Picture: BRENDAN RADKEJULY is a time when winter-weary southerners flock to Port Douglas in their thousands.But beneath the many visitors, who drive the region’s economy, is a tight-knit group that calls the famous Far North tourism town home.Roger Gibbons is a former business executive who first bought a holiday home in Port Douglas about 15 years ago.In about 2012 he and his late wife Marie moved to the community, splitting their time between the Far North and America.Mr Gibbons said the Douglas Shire had been the perfect place to “recharge” after Marie died in September 2015.“I’m always relaxed in Port Douglas, cruising around in shorts and a T-shirt,” he said. “There are many different layers to this community, and they all seem to mesh.“I play a bit of golf here and love going to The Clink Theatre.“My house feels like it’s in rainforest, although it’s in the middle of town.” More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoMr Gibbons lives in a townhouse on Grant St, meaning he is just metres from shops and the iconic Four Mile Beach.last_img read more