If you recall in the middle of last season, Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho made some interesting comments regarding Samuel Eto’o’s age in what was supposed to be a private conversation at an event in France. Mourinho joked that he was not sure how old Eto’o really was and remarked that he may be three or fours older than he actually is.
The Cameroon striker reportedly took offense to those comments and made two separate statements that appeared to insult the manager he played for at Inter Milan and Chelsea. In one comment he called Mourinho a “fool” and in another he called the manager a “puppet” for questioning his age.
With a match coming up between Everton and Chelsea this weekend, Samuel Eto’o was asked about the possible feud with Mourinho and he attempted to dismiss those rumors. He said: “I am not concerned about that aspect of it, that it is against my ex-team. The important thing is to integrate myself into my team-mates’ way of working and get myself ready during the training and preparation, potentially, for that match.”
“The only thing I have to say vis-a-vis Jose Mourinho is to thank him. It is down to Jose Mourinho that I had the opportunity to be accepted and integrated into the Premier League, to play some great matches. That is the end of the discussion.”
There is still some doubt whether or not Samuel Eto’o is fit enough to play since he has been without a club since the World Cup. Everton manager Roberto Martinez said of his status: “Being realistic, I would have loved him to have 10, 11 sessions before putting him in a competitive environment, but I very quickly learnt I was wasting my time. He wants to be helpful to the team straight away, he wants to be involved. It will come down to what sort of condition he has over the next two or three days.”
Now Everton have two strikers that have a chip on their shoulders coming in to the match against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. Luckily for Chelsea they are both not fully fit and may not be at their best. They will soon learn though that Everton and Martinez have more players to worry about playing against than Chelsea and Mourinho.
Source: Sky Sports
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