Jose Mourinho: ‘Eto’o deserved to win a Ballon d’Or’


Samuel Eto’o and Jose Mourinho won a three-way together during Inter Milan in 2010 including a European Champions League

Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Cameroon fable Samuel Eto’o should’ve been crowned a world’s best actor during slightest once.

The 38-year-old former Barcelona and Mallorca star recently late from football.

His festive 22-year career enclosed winning a Africa Cup of Nations twice and a European Champions’ League 3 times.

Mourinho initial worked with Eto’o during Inter Milan during a 2009-2010 deteriorate where a span won a three-way securing a Serie A title, a Italian Cup and a Champions League.

The span afterwards teamed adult during Chelsea 3 years after for a brief spell with churned fortunes.

“It’s formidable to know how Samuel Eto’o never won a Ballon d’Or with a considerable career he had” Mourinho pronounced in an talk with Cameroon Radio.

“Samuel played for a best teams in a best leagues in a world. He scored an implausible volume of goals and was successful in opposite leagues.

“He played 3 champions joining finals, winning dual with Barcelona and scoring in both finals. He also won one champions joining during Inter and won many joining titles.

“He was a best striker in a universe for several years and we cruise he deserved a Ballon d’Or though these are things out of a control.”

Samuel Eto’o won a record 4 African Player of a year awards, while his best fixation in now gone Fifa’s World Player of a Year endowment was third in 2005.

As good as winning a Nations Cup in 2000 and 2002 he went on to turn a tournament’s all-time heading scorer with 18 goals.

Eto’o is unique

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Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o was third in a 2005 Fifa World Player of a Year Award behind England’s Frank Lampard and leader Brazil’s Ronaldinho

The former Everton and Chelsea brazen is among a expel of African players including Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and John Obi Mikel who thrived underneath Jose Mourinho though ‘The Special One’ believes a former Cameroon captain is unique.

“Samuel’s career was really considerable and he was one of a best strikers in a universe for many years,” Mourinho insisted.

“He’s an positively illusory actor and a many critical thing for a footballer is his grant to his group for victories.

“Samuel was a good particular actor though was always a group player.

“He was always giving all he could for his group to be successful. He is a prize winner. He won all a critical competitions and he had a really unusual career.

“He was roughly an unstoppable actor though his qualities as a male during some indicate became some-more important. He was a good co-worker and he could do all for his group to win games.

“While during Inter we played Barcelona in a champions joining semi-finals, we were with 10 group and Eto’o played a whole diversion roughly during right back. He sacrificed himself for a group and played during a position to safeguard we win.

“That’s what a group indispensable during that moment. In Milan we had won 3-1, going to Camp Nou, we didn’t need to score, we only indispensable to get to a final and he accepted this. He did what was required for a group to go by to a final.

“These are good tellurian qualities and we have no doubts Eto’o will be successful after retirement.”

Samuel Eto’o for played for 13 clubs in 6 countries and scored an rare 56 goals in 118 appearances for Cameroon has settled that he is holding a sabbatical from football to spend time with his family and cruise his future.