Samuel Eto’o has drawn a line under his war of words with Jose Mourinho as the Cameroon international signs for Everton, reports the Express. The Striker played under the Portuguese tactician last season, but left Chelsea amid controversial circumstances and a lot of bad feeling.
There had been a high-profile falling out between Mourinho and Eto’o after the former made derisory comments concerning the latter’s age. An incident that Eto’o first counteracted with a clever goal celebration in which he feigned the walk of an elderly person, the spat spilled over into the summer as Chelsea released the 33 year old after just one year at the club.
However, now that Eto’o’s future has been confirmed, the Everton man is keen to show thanks to Mourinho, as it was the Chelsea manager who gave the forward his chance to play in England. Eto’o will now represent Everton for the next 2 years, and could make his debut for the Toffees against Chelsea next weekend.
‘The only thing I have to say about Jose Mourinho is to thank him,’ said Eto’o as he aimed to finish the fighting between the pair, ‘It’s down to him that I had the opportunity to be accepted and integrated into the Premier League and I want to thank him for that.’
The player is now eager to begin competing in the English top flight once again, and is expected to feature as an experienced player when Everton compete in the Europa League. The club’s overriding aim is to break into the Premier League’s top four, however, and Eto’o has been purchased to help them do that.