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.