The Cameroonian Pichichi, who has broken world records, is a living legend of world football. He has an impressive record. The many titles already know Samuel Eto’o. More than 40 titles, personal distinctions and titles in national selection and clubs including.
The worthy son of Cameroon also managed the feat of being nominated eight times in the thirty players eligible for the Ballon d’Or from 2004 to 2011 consecutively without ever getting on the podium. He was always outstrip by Ronaldinho, Deco, Messi, Henry, Xavi, Iniesta, Sneidjer …
A situation that upsets him and that the Pichichi considered very blurry. The top scorer in the history of the African Cup of Nations with 18 goals had nevertheless the necessary skills and gave himself thoroughly. He had shown them many times on the field.
“As a black man, you have to work three or four times more than others to be recognized. I could have been a European Ballon d’Or a couple of times but I have not been. I do not claim that. What is important to me is the collective title. I’ve won. Thank you to all my teammates. “He almost regrets.
When does an international player of his caliber deserves this recognition. He did not bear what can be called a “betrayal” of these top football world leaders. Having reached at a moment, considering this omission of his name at the head of the podium of the Ballon d’Or, everything has exceeded the limit of the bearable.
“Since these titles exist, I should have won them as the great champions do “he said.
He who is the only one in the world to have made two quintuplets with two different clubs has never won the Ballon d’Or with his many wonders that he produced in European clubs. Today, he moves to the position of striker in Antalyaspor in Turkey. He has obviously overcome this past, he dreams big and wants to become coach of the great clubs in his retirement.
“To get to where I am, I suffered a lot. I accepted a lot of things. Sometimes I suffered in silence even when I was right. I arrived where I am, I said to myself one can do much better“, confesses the pichichi very proud of his African roots. Watch below.