When he does not talk about himself, Samuel Eto’o is very little complimentary about others. Lionel Messi remains one of the few players for whom the Cameroonian always has such beautiful words.
“Leo is the best player in the world and the best of all time. I Personally think that the team should always ask Messi who they want to have at their side in the team. All the clubs would dream of having a Messi.” he said in an interview to Marca.
Eto’o particularly mentions that the Argentinean should play as long as possible. “He can no longer run like a 25-year-old, even if he does it sometimes. We must give him the best possible team so that he can continue to share his talent with us. I’m sorry for him, but we will never let him rest or leave. He has to play until he is 70 so that we can continue to benefit.”