Chelsea's Eto'o happy to play until he is 35, and is ready to face Brazil
One of the strikers that will face Brazil in the upcoming World Cup has shrugged off a recent furore surrounding him and his manager at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho. Samuel Eto'o, who will likely spearhead Cameroon's Group A campaign in Brazil, was the victim of an illicitly taped interview with Mourinho earlier this week, much to the consternation of his coach.
"We have no striker. How old is Eto'o? 32? Maybe 35? I do not know..." were the famous words emitted by the Portuguese manager. Eto'o has responded by backing his coach and insists there is no problem between the pair.
"For me to be upset, it takes much more than that," he told reporters, "I think I can march towards 35 or 36 years old, right?"
Eto'o was Europe's most feared marksman during the mid-2000s, when he won multiple domestic and continental titles at former club Barcelona.
Cameroon face off against Brazil, Croatia and Mexico in this summer's international tournament.