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Eto'o Slams 'puppet' Mourinho Again!

The press is awash with reports that Cameroun striker Samuel Eto'o has labelled Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho a "puppet" days after referring to the Special One as a "fool" for the crime of daring to suggest to French TV, Canal+ that he is older than his official age of 33.

"Contrary to what a puppet says I am still physically fit," he said in an interview with the Confederation of African Football website amongst other childish comments not worth quoting here, which would certainly signal his imminent acrimonious departure from SW6 with his integrity further taking a nosedive and his Stamford Bridge bridges unnecessarily burnt.

No one knows for sure if the age shenanigans is the only difference between the pair, and why it would draw the player's ire so much to warrant aiming personal insults upon insults at someone who brought him to Chelsea and with whom he won the Champions League whilst at Inter Milan, but one more thing looks entirely certain to me in this farce, at least in hindsight: bringing the washed up Eto'o from Anzhi Mackhachkala to Chelsea was the one mistake Mourinho has made in his stellar managerial career.

Thus, while I also feel Eto'o has something about his true age he's not telling the world and is probably embarrassed his boss suspected and was inadvertently caught on camera telling his reasoned suspicion, here's hoping the Happy One learns from his mistakes.

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Writer: Josh_Mou  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 22 2014

Time: 2:31AM

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Everybody makes mistakes, if Mou wasn't secretly recorded Eto'o wouldn't have known about that comment. Eto'o is now taking it too far and should learn to guard his utterances since he is yet to get a new club and in the interest of his future. I also hope this teaches Mou to talk less and focus on bringing silerwares next season.
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22/05/2014 04:35:00

I can't agree bringing Eto'o from Anzi was a mistake. He was by far our best centre forward. When you consider we got him on a free transfer, for 1 year he was a good buy. The problem was our main No.9 was a total disaster (again). As a back-up, Eto'o definitely proved to be good enough.
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22/05/2014 05:59:00

Questioning His age when He was performing well better than a younger Torres? Was insulting on the African continent IMO. That was not the first time Europeans especially have doubted the age of an African... I hate it!!!
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22/05/2014 06:52:00

Eto has all the right to say what he likes. Only a fool will fail to know how damaging that can be to a player's career.
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22/05/2014 07:09:00

Well, if Yaya Toure is the current king of African football, then Eto'o must be the clown prince.
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22/05/2014 07:17:00

As a black African myself, i completely disagree with @Ikdaniels 'cos what transpired has no disrespects whatsoever 2 where subject hailed from. In fact Mourinho is respected in Africa esp Sub-saharan or West Africa. He was secretely filmed & exposed by d media but no intent 2 hurt Eto'o or anyone, just enjoying himself. Ab initio Mou worked with Africans wherever he is been 2 i.e Benny McCarthy in Porto, Essien, Drogs, Mikel & Salah in Chelsea, Eto'o in Inter & Chelsea etc. Here in Africa he is regarded as one detribalised European & on many occasions followed his African players for charity/football works in Ghana & Ivory Coast respectively amongst others. Hoping Mou has learn't his lesson. That said, i think Eto'o took d matter way too childish. In fact he has a record of insulting his fmr bosses eg calling Pep with all manner of names & frequently fighting with team mates such as webo, A. Song & their national team coach dat led 2 his international retirement. It took d intervention of their President Paul Biya b4 he came out of retirement. He is known 2 b so arrogant wherever he goes, but i guess any coach dat 'll sign him must take in to account his treatment of fmr Managers & teammates following d slightest of mistake/ provocation. Let me see d coach dat 'll surpass what he achieved with Jose & 'll b well respected by dis man, in fact i'm foreseeing a situation where his cup 'll b full & b insulted & exposed! KTBFFH
Jerry Blues
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22/05/2014 07:50:00

To land at a better or similar club to Chelsea next season Eto'o needs to be playing for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Man City, PSG and that's about it. What are his chances?
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22/05/2014 08:59:00

Media recorded a private conversation without Jose's approval or knowledge. Were they right to do so? Go Figure!
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22/05/2014 09:35:00

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22/05/2014 12:18:00

Eto'o has lost it a bit. Anyways it doesn't matter now. He's left and we need to look ahead.
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22/05/2014 14:09:00

he was calling his ex the muppet, not mo
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22/05/2014 14:23:00

what yo sow shall you reap....jose is getting his own medicine back...
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22/05/2014 15:43:00

@Jerry Blues, I was not just talking about Mourinho doubting Africans age, I said Europeans; a case of Moyes stating Aiyegbeni's age was African age springs to mind. Will Mourinho ever doubt Torres age though Eto'o is currently way better than Him??? You think that interview was recorded without his knowledge? Good! It means what He said at that point is what He believes in His heart. 'out the abundant of the heart, the mouth speaks'
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22/05/2014 16:13:00

IKdaniels, do you think Mou intentionally do that to Eto? he brought him from russia where he has been forgotten and gave him another chance to revive his career. That discussion was a private one and I dont think that in Mou's long career has ever publicly slate his players over age issues. that being said I still believe Eto is reffering to his ex who publicly said Eto is 39
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22/05/2014 18:33:00

Eto O does not realize how idiotic this his oral diarhea is going to end up. He is living in lala land if he thinks he has half the influence or contacts in the world of international and club footie that Jose does. You watch and see how this ends up for him. Mark my words he will flop badly at the world cup and he will be lucky to get any half decent club in europe seeking his services thereafter. He does not seem to understand how important oral endorsements from prior employers and bosses is in getting new job appointments and he certainly wont be getting any such recs from Jose or Chelsea FC. The clubs in the middle east and MLS that he essentially also insulted by his recent comments on this matter will end up being the only place he will get any invitations that will pay him anywhere close to what he feels he is worth. Also after Cameroon flop at this world cup no one will need to tell them that the time has come to close the chapter on Eto O's involvement in playing for them. He is the only one who thinks he is still a spring good as he once was the blunt, hard truth is that he is now a shadow of who he once was. Compared to his age mate Ibrahimovic he is nowhere close as regards sharpness or effectiveness and having this kind of petulant attitude wont get him any more fans. It is sad really..he could learn a thing or two from the way Didier carries himself on and of the pitch.
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22/05/2014 19:43:00

GabeU, how did you do that, you have written everything i intended to, but to throw more light on what JerryBlue said, I am also an African, and i was really hurt to hear that from my fellow African. But when we trackback, we will get to know that, these oral diarheoa (as GabeU said ) could be traced from his blood. He looks to have slammed evry manager he has been under. I respected him a lot but if the comment is directed at Mou then it is Unfortunate. Afterall he is older than his stipulated age, he is 3 years older than his current age, so he is being a hypocrite. llllllet forget him and move on with our next budget. He just came to pass by,
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23/05/2014 11:48:00


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