The former captain of the Indomitable Lions was invited in a clash that made a lot of noise between the 2015 Ballon d’Or and the former Barca midfielder and the Spanish national team.
Samuel Eto’o, the former captain of the Indomitable Lions, now an associate of Antalyaspor in Turkey knows how to defend his former teammates. The proof, he came to the rescue of the Spanish Xavi Hernandez, former player of FC Barcelona, against the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, in an epic clash.
The quarrel between Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2015 Ballon d’Or and the Spanish who currently plays in Qatar is part of a small Xavi’s statement to the press.
“The problem of Cristiano Ronaldo is that there’s another player Messi who is virtually the best player in history,” he said.
But he certainly did not expect that the reaction of the captain of the Portugal team was going to be muscular. Last Saturday, after the victory of Real Madrid in La Liga on Osasuna (5-2), the triple Ballon d’Or did not miss the old midfielder of the Roja, at a press conference.
“Yesterday we learned that the most researched player of the internet is me. When players, coaches want to make a name, they speak of Cris, it’s normal. Why should I bother about what says Xavi? Xavi plays in Qatar, he has no importance. Xavi has won everything, the World, the Euro, but he never won the Ballon d’Or, “commented CR7.
If Xavi Hernandez, unaccustomed to this kind of exercise did not wish to continue the match, Samuel Eto’o on the other hand, Barca’s former teammate, did not want to let this “lack of respect” towards a man he considered one of the best of his generation.
“If the Ballon d’Or was right, Xavi would have won by five or six times. He deserves all the respect in the world. (…) And if the god Messi wants to play, it will be very complicated for Leganés on Saturday, “replied the Cameroon striker at the microphone of Cadena Ser, a Spanish radio channel.