Eto’o: Guardiola should seek for my forgiveness because I made Barca win

For­mer FC Barcelona strik­er Samuel Eto’o spoke to beIN Sport in an inter­view about his rela­tion­ship with Pep Guardi­o­la. The Cameroon­ian also stressed that he was respon­si­ble for Barcelona’s suc­cess instead of Lionel Mes­si which the world sees it as.

There’s no doubt that Pep Guardi­o­la has spent almost his whole life in Barcelona at the time. But frankly speak­ing, he did not under­stand the club dur­ing the years I was there. He did not live like he was part of our team, he was dif­fer­ent”

With­in the time of their work­ing togeth­er as play­er-coach, there were talks about their bad rela­tion­ship. Guardi­o­la saw Lionel Mes­si as the key play­er for the team but Eto’o dis­agreed. “I told Guardi­o­la that he will apol­o­gize to me because I will be the per­son to make Bar­ca win, not Mes­si. Leo only appeared lat­er, if you doubt you can ask Ini­es­ta, Xavi or any oth­er of our team­mates then. It was my time, I made Bar­ca vic­to­ri­ous. Pep should seek for my for­give­ness. ”

On the request of the Pep, the African play­er left Barcelona despite scor­ing 36 goals in a sea­son and scor­ing in the Cham­pi­ons League final against Man­ches­ter Unit­ed. “My agent told me Bar­ca had put me up for sale and I was sur­prised. He told me it was at the request of Guardi­o­la. Till date, it is obvi­ous that the move was the best that could have hap­pened. Going to Inter to win the Seria A and the Cham­pi­ons League the fol­low­ing year made me be part of his­to­ry in foot­ball and also one of the best buys Inter have made in their his­to­ry.”

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