Lionel Messi praises Samuel Eto’o, star striker of Barça between 2004 and 2009, who became president of FECAFOOT.
Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o both played for FC Barcelona. The Cameroonian has rubbed shoulders with the Pulga for several seasons under the colors of the Catalans. And the two men have enormous respect for each other. Lionel Messi did not fail to compliment his former teammate during an interview with Marca.
“When we were at Barça, all of us dreamed of doing like Samuel Eto’o. He was extraordinary and his talent was incredible! A very generous man and he has a big heart. He smiled with everyone and even all the little ones. Every time he played, I watched him a lot. I observed his gestures, all his movements and all his movements. He’s a role model for future Barca forwards ,” Messi said.