Samuel Eto’o has said that there is no discussion as to whether he is the best African player ever to play football.
George Weah, who is now State President of Liberia, remains Africa’s sole beneficiary of the Ballon d’Or which was in 1995, while the likes of Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure have additionally delighted in trophy-loaded professions in Europe as of late.
Nonetheless, for Eto’o, a Champions League victor with Barcelona and Inter Milan, there is just no discussion.
“I don’t need to lay claim to anything, it’s just a fact. Whether you accept it or not, it’s a fact,” he told AFP.
“When I look at where I came from and how far I got, I tell myself that I am entitled to be proud. That doesn’t mean I am big-headed, far from it. It is just that, in this world, people like puppets and I don’t accept being one.”
Eto’o recently reported his retirement from football at 38 years of age and says he finds a sense of contentment with his choice.
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“There comes a point where you have to look for other challenges. That is what I have chosen to do. I have had a wonderful career,” he said.