Roberto Carlos slams new Chelsea signing Samuel Eto’o
Roberto Carlos has launched a scathing attack at former team-mate Samuel Eto’o.
The duo spent three seasons together at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, before leaving this summer. Eto’o joined Chelsea, while Roberto Carlos agreed a deal to coach Turkish side Sivasspor.
Despite working closely together at the Dagestan club, Carlos paints a damning picture of Eto’o’s attitude.
"I've known Eto'o since he was 16. He's a good person and I've always liked him, but he always thinks of himself, not the group," said the 40 year-old in an interview with Globoesporte.
"It's quite confusing and odd when a footballer, instead of playing, is interested in bringing in players who are his friends. He did everything at Anzhi, except play football.”
Carlos also claims the signing of Eto’o was initially divisive amongst the Anzhi players and even suggests the Cameroonian tried to control the club.
"There were a few small problems in the dressing room with the arrival of Eto'o, which were resolved. His signing had to be explained to several players,” continued the former Brazilian international.
"Then there came a point when Samuel wanted to interfere in my work. He wanted to control the club, taking my place and that of the coach, Guus Hiddink."
Anzhi have gone through a significant rebuild this summer, with the majority of their big name players departing as owner Suleyman Kerimov looks to downsize.