Eto’o lauds Mourinho as a winner and a born leader over Pep Guardiola

  • The former Barcelona star and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o has insisted that he preferred Jose Mourinho’s more personal touch as a manager over the approach of Pep Guardiola.

The former forward is one of the few footballers fortunate enough to play for both legendary bosses, Guardiola at Barcelona and later Mourinho at both Inter Milan and Chelsea.

Eto’o stated before that he enjoyed working under Guardiola the coach, but not so much Guardiola the person, and he has again explained why.

“I stick to what I said, and I’m not the only person who has said it,” Eto’o said.

“My experience with Pep at Barcelona was what it was, but on a personal level, it wasn’t what we hoped for. Many players have said the same about him.

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“As a coach, Pep prepares games like nobody else. How he coached us in 2009 was incredible, his way of seeing attacking football, control, having the ball, rondos, Pep was the best at that,” he explained.


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“As a player, you had the feeling that you didn’t run much, although you did because you were enjoying it.

“They are specific techniques for those of us who love good football. For me, football is feeling like you’re in a theatre, and seeing tikitaka, passing the ball, it’s not the only way to win but it’s special. It’s Pep’s way,” he said.

On Mourinho, Eto’o insists that the Portuguese is a much warmer figure than he is often portrayed as.

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“Jose is, firstly, a friend,” Eto’o stated.

“He’s a person who’s upfront and when he doesn’t like something, he tells you. We both have strong temperaments and we understood each other well,” former Chelsea forward said.

“He’s one of the best people I have found in football. People try to present him as controversial, but it’s a lie. What happens is that life, and football is hypocritical and they prefer that to have honest people,” he continued.

“Mou is a top guy. The other thing is that he only cares about the result. It’s his way of seeing football and in that sense, he is the number one. Beating him at his game is impossible, you can never beat him.

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“He’s a winner and a born leader. He spoke to you with the right words. He’s great,” he concluded.

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