Football NewsHow Mourinho persuaded Samuel Eto’o to move to Inter?
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In an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport, a former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o remembered how Jose Mourinho managed to persuade him to move to Nerazzurri after the end of the 2008-09 season.


“Mourinho effortlessly convinced me. He sent me an image of Inter’s No. 9 T-shirt with the caption: This is yours. It is waiting for you.”

Then Materazzi wrote to me: “If you come to us, we will be able to win everything together.” Such a thing had never happened in my career, and it was actually this kind of action that played a significant role in the decision I made.”

Samuel Eto’o left Barça on July 27, 2009, after winning a historic treble. During his time at Camp Nou, in 199 appearances for the Catalans, he scored 130 goals and provided 40 assists.


Eto’o also recalled a match In which he played as a central defender.


Samuel Eto’o played for Barça in 2004-09. He recalled the controversy at the Camp Nou in 2010 when he was already a central defender in the ranks of “Nerazzurri.”

In an interview with the Italian Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Cameroonian recalls the details of the meeting:

“After the expulsion of Thiago Motta, Jose Mourinho called Zanetti and me and explained how we should play.”

I didn’t even have time to imagine how I would run on the wing. I told myself: “Do your best, and we will be in the final.”

Finally, we have reached the final.

“Barcelona” won the match 1-0. But it was not enough to go to the next stage, because they had a defeat with a two-goal difference in Milan.

Samuel Eto’o managed to win the Champions Cup for the second year in a row. On the other hand, in Blaugrana, he also won the Champions League twice and La Liga three times with the other cups.