Eto'Or celebrates the victory against the Barça in the 'semis' of 2010 in Champions


Eto'o pulls from memory: His departure from Barça, his two triplets, Mourinho...

Published:17/05/2020 - 17:30h

Updated:17/05/2020 - 17:33h

Samuel Eto'o recalled in his last interview how his departure from Barça was and his time at Inter Milan. He also compared Mourinho with Guardiola and spoke of the Interista victory at Camp Nou in the 'semis' of Champions in 2010

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Samuel Eto'or is one of the greater legends of the history of the FC Barcelona​ without any type of discussion. The Cameroonian was decisive in two of the five Champions League that the culés have in his vitrinas. In the final of the one of 2006 marked the tie against the Arsenal, whereas in the one of 2009 annotated the first so much against the Manchester United. Besides, it won several Leagues, put a lot of more goals and was key in the first triplete of the club with Pep Guardiola in the bench.

His stage in the team barcelonista finish ahead of time by his desencuentros with the Catalan technician, that wanted to undo of him even before beginning the campaign 2008/2009. In 2009 at last it could do it and the African left to the Inter of Milan in a barter with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In a recent interview with 'The Gazzetta dello Sport', the ex forward has remembered how was his course, how was his stage in the Inter and what meant to win another triplete only a year after the that harvested with the culés.

The 'neroazzurro', led by José Mourinho, carried this course 2009/2010 the Series To, the Coppa Italian and the League of Champions. Eto'Or saves a memory imborrable and very happy on these triumphs with the elastic interista. "It was very different to the of the Barça: the Inter had been expecting the Champions during 45 years: arrive to a so special place and hambriento and win it immediately seemed an only task, a dream", explained.

A lot of clubs interested by him when the Barcelona put him in the market, but chose to the Inter thanks to Materazzi and to Mourinho. The ex Italian head office convinced him with a message that remembers very well. "Like this it converted Materazzi in my brother. The history of his message of text is known: a such Materazzi writes me 'If you come to the Inter, will win all', do not have this number in the diary and ask him to Albertini: 'it Is his?'. It was his. Something like this never had happened me in all my career and this message had a big weight in my election", commented.

Mourinho, Guardiola and his exit of the Barça

The Portuguese trainer was very concise to the hour to direct to the Cameroonian so that it accepted the proposal of the Italians. "Mou Was very simple, sent me a photo of the T-shirt of the Inter with the number 9 and said me 'Is yours: it is expecting you'", it affirmed the ex blaugrana. Speaking of the luso, Eto'or took advantage of to compare him with Guardiola. "The only common point that have these two trainers is the wish to win: they are personalities entirely different and with a different vision of the football", matizó.

On the current technician of the City did not want to speak too much, since they did not finish well, but yes left clear that his exit of the Barça was clear in what it arrived to the bench the one of Santpedor. "It disappointed me, but in reality already it knew that it would have to go me. Already it was speaking with several clubs, but this message of Materazzi ralentizó any another negotiation in course. I felt that the Inter was the correct way", said.

Finally, the African remembered how was the party against the Barça in the turn of the semifinals of Champions of 2010. The 'neroazzurro' had to play with 10 good part of the crash and this forced to Eto'or to play almost of right side until the pitido final. "When they expelled to Thiago Motta, Mourinho called us to me and to Zanetti, and explained me how play: not even I had time of reflexionar on how much would have to have run in the band, said me to me same 'Give all and will see at the end'. And at the end we were in the final", concluded, with a smile.

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