Eto’o On Being An African Player In Europe
Samuel Eto'o Has Spoken About The Challenges An African Football Player Faces In Europe
Former Barcelona and Chelsea striker, Samuel Eto’o says that Africans have to be way more talented than Europeans in order to compete at the highest level abroad.
The former Cameroonian star is currently the official ambassador for Castle Africa and shared his football views with the media during the launch of the Castle Africa Fives Tournament on Thursday.
The 36-year-old striker enjoyed an illustrious European football career playing for the likes of Inter Milan and Spanish giants, Barcelona.
Eto’o, who is a four-time CAF Player Of The Year winner and three-time UEFA Champions League winner with Barcelona and Inter Milan, spoke about the difficulties African footballers have to face as they compete at this highest level on the European continent.
“It is very difficult being African and going abroad to play football in a (European) country. The weather is very difficult, the food and everything but you have to adapt yourself. You have to be more talented than the (Europeans), four times more talented. You just have to be patient,” Eto’o said.