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Eto'o's excess on Leo: "In my time, Messi played with me"

Published:26/07/2021 - 20:24h

Updated:26/07/2021 - 20:24h

Samuel Eto'or, ex forward of the FC Barcelona, corrected to a Journalist that asked after him the fact to having "played with Lionel Messi"

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It is not secret that Samuel Eto'or always was a player of character and with self-esteem. Author of two decisive goals in two of the five successful finals of the Champions League conquered by the FC Barcelona. The ex Cameroonian forward stood out by an individual ambition that to the time knew to counter perfectly with his service to the collective game.

Admirer declared publicly of Lionel Messi and his incomparable path, as it has left clear along a lot of statements. Nevertheless, Eto'or did not doubt in correcting to a journalist that remembered him that he "had played with Messi". "No, no, Messi played with me, I did not play with Messi. In my period, Messi played with me, is different. It is totally different", underlined to ESPN Eto'or with a smile.

Without explaining deeply his argument, resulted obvious the message that wanted to leave in this occasion the 'lion indomable': the hierarchy for then bent the scales in his favour, as when Messi landed in the first team, was conformed by a demoledor attack beside the own Eto'or and Ronaldinho Gaúcho. Of course, afterwards Messi did so big that now, except surprise, is to a step to conquer his seventh Balloon of Gold.

History culé

The same year in that Messi rose officially to the first staff of the Barça pertinent of the filial, in 2004, Eto'or turned into one of the most echoed signings in the history of the Barcelona club. That summer, gave the transaction thanks to a complex operation in which they participated the Mallorca and the Real Madrid, entity that finished renouncing to the rights that had on the one who went his canterano.

It was in 2009 when eto'or decided to leave the Barça after being active part in the first triplete of the history of the club, leaving in the books of history a total of 152 goals in 234 parties with the first team of the Catalan entity. The last proof of the admiration that Eto'or feels by Messi gave it when it proposed that it changed him the name to the Camp Nou if it went . "I am a blessed for having played with Messi and enjoyed of his football", said.

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