Eto’o: No Hard Feelings

Tuesday August 26, 2008 - 04:27:01
Shaafici Muxyidiin
After being told that he has successfully retained his place in the Barcelona squad, striker Samuel Eto’o says that he does not feel any resentment towards club nor coach.

 Along with Deco and Ronaldinho, Eto’o was supposed to be part of the massive contingent of players that Barcelona were going to discard as part of their major renovation plans.

But the striker’s refusal to leave and his determination to fight to keep his place has impressed the Barça board and coach, Pep Guardiola so much that they have decided to retain his services.

Despite being shown little faith and support initially, the Cameroonian does not hold any grudges against the club or his trainer.

“Decisions were made at the time that could have offended some and benefited others but at the end everything turned out well,” Eto’o said in a press conference held before a training session on Monday.

“I do not have any resentment towards anybody, much less towards the club or the coach.

“On the contrary, I have always felt like a Barça player and I am very happy to be here.

“Now, I only want to help the team and I want to continue winning titles with this club and nothing in the world will change that,” he emphasized.

The Blaugrana will travel to Poland to face Wisla Krakow this Wednesday for the second leg of the Champions League qualifiers and despite a mammoth 4-0 lead from the home tie, but Eto’o has assured that team will be looking to leave the Wisla Stadium with a win.

“At Barça we always have an obligation to win and to do it in style for our fans in the stadiums and around the world.

“Personally for me, it’s a dream that I get to defend the Barça shirt in each and every game,” he concluded.

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