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Eto'o to stay at Barça

Snake2010-05-08 14:24:18 +0000 #1
Eto'o to stay at Barça



Josep Guardiola has told a pre-match press conference that Samuel Eto'o will be staying at the club. “I have decided he can stay, because of his wishes and mine” he said.

Josep Guardiola has therefore put an end to all speculation regarding Eto'o. The Barça manager has changed his mind after originally saying, the day he took charge of the team, that the Cameroonian was surplus to requirements. Following an exemplary display in three weeks of preseason football, the Catalan manager had been convinced that Eto’o should stay on the club’s books.

Getting the best Eto'o back

On June 17, Guardiola did also say that if the African were to stay at the club, he would “give his life to get his form back.” Two months later, and Guardiola feels that Eto’o’s “talent” and “behaviour over the last three weeks” have convinced him that the striker does have a place at Barça. “I think we will get the best Eto'o back” he added.

No negotiations for two weeks

Josep Guardiola explained that “the negotiations (for a new forward) were put on hold for two weeks, on my orders and those of Txiki Begiristain, and we decided not to sign anybody until we had sold Eto'o”.

Eto’o past and present

Asked how the player fits into the team and whether he might get booed when he lines up against Wisla, Guardiola said it was only the Eto'o of the present that counts. “I don’t care about the past. There won’t be any whistles tomorrow. The people know how important the game is. I can only speak about what I have seen these last three weeks and I only have good things to say about him.”


O Maestro 102010-05-08 14:40:01 +0000 #2
Good news for Barca.
emode2010-05-08 15:00:51 +0000 #3
I ws hoping that he would want to join Chelsea !!
O Maestro 102010-05-08 15:13:53 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by emode

I ws hoping that he would want to join Chelsea !!

Well it seems that is not going to happen anytime soon.
COMEGATOS2010-05-08 14:41:55 +0000 #5
What Eto'o needs it to start playing well again or take his back personal part back Cameroon...

(?)
Lance Knight2010-05-08 16:22:48 +0000 #6
lol the only reason why barca is not selling him is because they cant get anyone to come

its that simple

that are quite a lack of world class players in the world right now and well almost all the big teams got them.... there isnt anyone for barca to buy and hence they cant sell.

and anyone who says eto is world class is a complete ass... he is nothing without ronaldinho and messi behind him and he has proved that this season... barca was luck enough to finish even 3rd
Snake2010-05-08 16:22:00 +0000 #7
i think pepe guardiola will get fired soon

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