The four-time African Footballer of the Year is dissatisfied with his old club’s performance this season in all competitions.
Samuel Eto’o, a Cameroonian icon, has confessed that he has been made to suffer as a result of Barcelona’s bad results during this trying period.
The Blaugrana have yet to win a game in the Uefa Champions League this season, having lost their opening two games to Bayern Munich (3-0) and Benfica (3-0).
Ronald Koeman’s side are now in ninth place in La Liga, with 12 points after seven games, five points behind leaders Real Madrid.
Eto’o has expressed his dissatisfaction with Barcelona’s performance and has urged his teammates to avoid exiting the Champions League in the group stage.
After two games, they are rooted to the bottom of Group E, trailing Bayern Munich, Benfica, and Dynamo Kyiv.
Marca quoted Eto’o as saying, “Recently, Barcelona has made me suffer.” “For those of us who care about the club, these are trying times.
“It would be difficult to accept Champions League group stage elimination.” I’m still hoping they’ll be able to go through.”
Following the international break, Koeman’s team will look to turn things around when they visit Valencia in a La Liga match on Sunday, before facing Real Madrid in a crucial league match on October 24.
Eto’o, who played in several El Clasicos during his career, emphasized the importance of games versus the Blancos at the Camp Nou.
“Barcelona have had a difficult start to the season, but the Clasico is a one-of-a-kind match, and the players must take advantage of it to shift the season’s dynamic,” he continued.
“Beating Real Madrid might result in a six-point differential.”
“Those of us who have experienced it know it is the most beautiful game on the planet. I’ve played in Champions League finals, but the Clasico is unlike any other. It’s unlike anything else.”
Eto’o was a huge success at Barcelona during his five-year stay, winning three La Liga crowns, two Champions League medals, and other domestic honors.
The 40-year-old recently revealed his ambition to take over as president of FecaFoot, which has been without a formal leader since 2018.
Cameroon, on the other hand, is preparing to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in January.