Samuel Eto’o is Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer and a four-time African Player of the Year. The former Barcelona star, who is now the president of the Cameroon Football Federation, had an interview with FIFA+ about his country’s FIFA World Cup™ hopes and preparation.
Generally thought to be the greatest African footballer ever, Samuel Eto’o is without a doubt, one of the sport’s most successful footballers in the world.
He has won three UEFA Champions League titles, two in the blaugrana of Barcelona and one in the nerazzurri of Inter Milan, represent just a hint of something larger of Eto’s
Today, this four-time African Player of the Year reamins a conspicuous figure in his role as the president of the Cameroon Football Federation. Also, having featured on the field for the Indomitable Lions at the FIFA World Cups of 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014, it will be in this regulatory off-field role that he will lead the team to Qatar 2022.
During the interview with FIFA+ at a ritzy ‘Integration Heroes’ charity evening he coordinated at his former favorite spot, Milan’s San Siro Stadium, Eto’o revealed his desires for the impending global finals (Qatar 2022).
As indicated by Samuel Eto’o, they (Cameroon) should go to the World Cup believing that anything is possible. He said, they would respect their opponents on the field of play, but without fearing them.
“No game is won without playing and we will not be in the World Cup just to participate, as many might think”, he said.
“We will see what football has in store for us and what life has in store for us. But our players know very well what our path will have to be and they will be trying to get as far as possible”.
Obviously, the Indomitable Lions will be at the World Cup with their star goalkeeper
Andre Onana. Speaking about Onana, Eto’o had high recognition for their goalkeeper, who is apparently nearly fixing a transition to his former club.
“He is one of the three best goalkeepers in the world,” he said of the Inter Milan-bound Ajax star. “In fact, for me he might be the best of them all.
“The fact he can throw the ball 60 meters and plays like an extra outfield player is special. They are from different eras, but for me he’s like Julio Cesar in terms of the impact [he will make].”