Eto’o: Mourinho is a fool for calling me old

The Chelsea manager appeared to poke fun at

the Cameroon international's age earlier in the

season and the former Barcelona striker has

now slammed the Portuguese

Samuel Eto'o has labelled Jose Mourinho a

"fool" after the Chelsea boss questioned the

veracity of his official age earlier in the


Mourinho was unwittingly caught on camera

lamenting the quality of the strikers at his

disposal at a sponsors' event in Switzerland in

February, and suggested that Eto'o could be

older than he claims to be.

The now-33-year-old appeared to react in jest

by celebrating his next Chelsea goal by holding

his back in false pain, aping the manner of a


However, Eto'o – who is now out of contract at

Stamford Bridge – has blasted Mourinho for

his comments, while also insisting that he can

continue playing at the highest level for the

foreseeable future.

"Today, I am 33 years old – and it is not

because a fool called me an old man that you

must believe it," the Cameroonian told


"And you may have noticed that the old man

was better than the youngsters. Some believe I

am going to retire in the United States or in

the Middle East, but I have regained the joy of

the Champions League and I am going to carry

on playing in the Champions League.

"Where? I am not going to tell you."

Eto'o is set to feature at his fourth World Cup

for Cameroon next month, and the four-time

African Player of the Year feels he could go on

and break Lothar Matthaus' and Antonio

Carbajal's record of playing at five World Cups.

"I am going to carry on playing because

physically and mentally I feel great," he added.

"So I am going to go to this World Cup and to

the next one when I will be 37. Some did it at

42, so I can still play at two more World



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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