Register Login Scores

International

Mourinho: Eto’o Faces Fitness Battle

Jose Mourinho confirmed Samuel Eto’o could be available for Chelsea’s clash with Paris Saint-Germain after returning to practice on Monday.

Eto’o has been side-lined with injury since being subbed after 10 minutes against Arsenal and also missed the first leg in Paris.

Mourinho, however, is hopeful that the 33-year-old can lead Chelsea’s comeback to overturn the 3-1 first leg deficit on Tuesday.

“Fit-fit, I don’t think he is. But play (against PSG)? Maybe. Maybe,” the Portuguese said.

“Will Eto'o be fit? Let's see. Maybe he could play but to risk a player you need to have minimum conditions to take that risk.

"If you think he's going to be out after 10 minutes of the game you can't take that risk. If there is a minimum of risk, then yes.

"We need to score goals. If we don't score a minimum of two goals we are out. We know that, so if we can have everybody available who can give us a chance to score goals then let's do that."

Eto’o has scored 11 goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season, all coming at Stamford Bridge, and is with 30 Champions goals Mourinho’s most experienced striker.

Could Samuel Eto’o help Chelsea to overcome Paris Saint-Germain? Have your say in the comment section below.

75 comments

Top 5

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

42 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Neymar Names Five Players Technically Better Than Him

5 Jul 08, 2021 01:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Official: Pirates Unveil Sizzling New Home & Away Kit

105 Jul 22, 2021 09:04 AM in Orlando Pirates

Brand New Designs - Amakhosi’s Answer To Bucs Brand New 21/22 Kits?

9 Jul 22, 2021 02:00 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Chiefs To Sign Baxter Favourite

112 Jul 23, 2021 02:39 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

42 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Official: Pirates Unveil Sizzling New Home & Away Kit

105 Jul 22, 2021 09:04 AM in Orlando Pirates

Pirates Reveal Award Winners

48 Jul 21, 2021 06:47 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Reports: Pitso Beats Chiefs To R17m Ex-Downs Star

127 Jul 22, 2021 04:25 PM in Players Abroad

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Amiens Comment On Zungu Amid Chiefs Links

50 Jul 21, 2021 04:45 PM in Players Abroad