Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Eto'o presented as new Inter Milan player

Former Barcelona player Samuel Eto'o has this afternoon been presented as new player of Italian champions Inter Milan.




Some quotes from the press conference:

"I thank Barcelona and my former team-mates. I spent wonderful years with that shirt. Many thanks to the club, the team-mates and the fans.

I want to write Inter Milan history. I won almost everything with Barca and I hope to do the same here. The Golden Boot? It would be nice but I think in the first place about the interests of the team.

Ibrahimovic has kissed the shirt of Barça? That's his choice. I won't do that for now because I first want to earn the trust of the fans on the pitch. Ibrahimovic is a great player but I am Samuel Eto'o and my past and my victories speak for me. I do not like comparisons. I wish Zlatan all the best.

When we won the Champions League with Barcelona after many years of disappointment, the fans went totally crazy. I think that winning it with Inter would have the same effect. It will be an exciting challenge trying to win that trophy.

I do not want to talk too much about the issue of racism. I always played in Spain and I have great experience in international matches. I want to be happy in Italy and with Inter. If this problem comes up, we'll discuss it but I hope it won't. I am pleased to have my dark skin. If I wouldn't have had it, I probably would not be the player I am today.

A player who I admire? I can't really give you a name. I watch a lot of games and goalkeepers are often crucial in a team. Victor Valdes is a great player but I have been saying for several years that Iniesta is a phenomenon and now I am happy that he has exploded."

19 comments:

barca nike said...

I'll sure miss ur speed Eto'o, thans for all of these fantastic years.wish u the best.

Anonymous said...

I'm still doubting if we did a good job or not (only speaking about the players)

I think Ibra indivudally is a better player: technique, smarts, vision, heading, free kicks..

But eto'o's speed in his first meters(like when we are playing in their goal area), his nose for tap-ins & his defending.. we'll miss with Ibra..

creus said...

"Ibrahimovic has kissed the shirt of Barça? That's his choice. I won't do that for now because I first want to earn the trust of the fans on the pitch."

That's how a player should act. Well spoken, Samu!

tricampions said...

I'm sad !! I miss him <3

skanjos said...

exactly creus thats what i meant before. players should be like that.eto has great personality and i am sad that he left.

ibra will do awesome here,it will be tought to do as well as eto ,2cl common ibra you can do it too :)

fcbee said...

Nice words for sure. Great player, great person!

Marws said...

"Ibrahimovic has kissed the shirt of Barça? That's his choice. I won't do that for now because I first want to earn the trust of the fans on the pitch."

That's how a player should act. Well spoken, Samu!


Barcelona is Zlatans favourit team. He kissed the shirt because he loves Barca and wants to show it to the fans.

Eto'o on the other hand loves Mallorca. Thats why he doesn't kiss the Inter-shirt, and he shouldn't.

Anonymous said...

Uh Zlatan grew up as a Inter supporter. Or so he says.

Lol?

jan said...

Ibra loves the team who pays him most... He has never spoken about Barça before, now suddenly it's his "dream club". If you want to believe that fairytale, fine.

Until there's no photo evidence of his previous "love" (like for example in the case of Arshavin), I don't buy it.


Hope he start loving it though (who wouldn't?) and when he kisses the logo in two years time, it could be something of real love!

shanewhitehouse said...

hey i was at the totenham vs barca batch and i took some pictures can i have an email to send them to so taht they can be published by one of the editors

pep said...

You can sent them here, shane:

fcbtransfers [at] yahoo [dot] com

Thanks beforehand!



By the way: Barcelona Atletic's tour in Ireland has been cancelled because Guardiola took all their players so they had to start the pre-season one week later.

shanewhitehouse said...

thanks pep i will send them now

lawrenzo loves barca said...

ibra kissed the crest of barca because he chased money?NO,ibra is taking less money than he did at inter,whereas Eto'o is taking more than he took at barca,secondly eto'o would never kiss the crest of inter because his heart belongs to Mallorca,how many times do people want to be reminded that even at Barca he said he didn't have his heart for the team.It is hurting criticize Ibra because the guy is simply good.Let's admit it.Mourinho is not happy he lost him,the guy single handedly won inter those serie A titles and it would be out of proportion to criticise him,let us give him all the support and he will shine

Caribbean Hotspot said...

Looking Good in Blue Eto. Barca Will surely miss u. New Challenge in Your Prestigious Career. I Thank You For all The Wonderful and Important goals you score at Barca. You will Always be in Heart.
Thank You Mr. Eto. Thank You.

Zaid said...

"Barcelona is Zlatans favourit team. He kissed the shirt because he loves Barca"

Marws he said the exact same thing when he signed for inter, he said inter was his favorite club. I don't care about all the transfer frills and the kissing of the barca crest all it does is help with selling magazines. I'm looking for his goal tally and perfomances on the pitch.

sara said...

Yeez, you guys can't even give him a decent goodbye! Poor people! What kind of fans are you?!


At this moment the figures are this:

Eto'o: 24 millions in, 8 trophies, 20 millions out

Zlatan: 66 millions, 0 trophies so far, o millions out probably

Anonymous said...

He had some kind words for us, makes it hard to believe all the stuff that's been written about alleged bonus payments...

ratty88 said...

sara be fair. the market made ibra inflated to 66 or so and eto won all that in 5 years time ibra has been here two days.. thank you samu for all your great moments! hopefully you continue them at your new club and give the world a reason to watch the serie A. will never forget the ETO'OOO!! ETO'O! ETO'O ETO'OOOOO!!!!!

Xaviniesta said...

good luck sami!

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