Robert Lewandowski has credited Aubameyang’s form for his deadliness in front of goal.
Lewandowski has 29 goals to Aubameyang’s 25, as he looks to be named highest goalscorer for the second year running.
The Gabon international had 18 goals in the first half of the season, topping the goalscoring charts, only for the Polish striker to overtake him in the second half of the season.
“To score 18 goals in the first half of the season is an amazing performance,” Lewandowski told Goal.
“During the winter break, when I had three goals fewer, I thought [Aubameyang] would maintain these performances in the second half of the season.
“I knew it would be hard but I thought: ‘Now I have to go on, the second half of the season is also very important.’
“When I saw that he scored a goal, my motivation increased. At the moment I have 29 goals.
“Nevertheless, I was always focused on myself. I never looked directly after our game to see if Pierre scored one or two goals. I was focused on my game.
“No matter if I scored or not, I always thought: ‘I have to try to score again in the next game. I have to score as many goals as possible.’ I’ve thought this way for the whole season.
“Now I have the chance to win the goalscoring trophy. I could become the only foreign player to score 30 goals or more in one season.”