File photo of Lionel Messi. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

It is Going to be Unattainable to Surpass Lionel Messi’s Legacy: Samuel Eto’o

File photo of Lionel Messi. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

File photograph of Lionel Messi. (Photograph Credit score: Reuters)

Samuel Eto’o stated Lionel Messi confirmed greatness at the same time as an FC Barcelona B participant.

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  • Final Up to date: April 28, 2020, 10:54 PM IST

Barcelona: Former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o stated on Tuesday that Argentine celebrity Lionel Messi had proven indicators of greatness at the same time as an FC Barcelona B participant and that his legacy can be inconceivable to surpass.

Eto’o and Messi performed collectively for Barcelona from 2004 till the previous departed for Inter Milan in July 2009 as a part of the deal that took Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Camp Nou.

“He would transfer between the B workforce and the primary workforce, and he was excellent,” Eto’o informed La Liga.

“We already knew again then that Messi would someday turn into what he’s at the moment. I am very glad as a result of he is achieved that although his personal onerous work,” stated the 39-year outdated who was a part of a terrific Barcelona assault with Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho and helped the membership win three La Liga titles, two Champions Leagues and a Copa del Rey.

Eto’o, who has seen Messi throughout his youth to then develop into arguably probably the greatest footballers of all time, stated the Barcelona mainstay hasn’t modified in any respect and continues to be the individual he knew as a younger participant.

“He hasn’t modified in any respect. He is nonetheless the great individual that I knew again then, and that I nonetheless know,” stated Eto’o of Messi, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

With out spilling the beans on the recommendation, Eto’o stated he did have some phrases for Messi when he was nonetheless growing which has helped the Argentine, as he has stated not too long ago.

“He not too long ago stated ‘due to Samuel,’ due to my recommendation — that I will not reveal right here — that his profession modified.

“Again then he needed to iron out a number of issues however he is all the time had that expertise. I am proud and glad to see the story that he is written, and that hasn’t ended but. It should be very troublesome, inconceivable even, to surpass his legacy.”

Eto’o stated greater than the rest it’s Messi’s character that stands out.

“Crucial factor for me is his character. Everybody appreciates him, adores him as a participant. However he is a beautiful man and I am proud to nonetheless be amongst his mates.”

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