Speaking to La Gazetta dello Sport, Samuel Eto’o has launched a sensational attack on his now former manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho has spent much of the season criticising Chelsea’s striking options, and the man he brought in last summer has bore the brunt of Mourinho’s criticisms. At one point, Mourinho referred to the player as “32, maybe 35 years old”, suggesting he is older than officially published.
In his interview, Eto’o referred to Mourinho as “the idiot who called me old”, before saying that this year “the old one has maybe better than some of the young ones”.
Eto’o also said: “I’m 33 years old, not 35.
“I want to play in this year’s World Cup and the next one too, when I am 37.
“Some people think I’m going to America to retire after this, but I have rediscovered the joy of playing in the Champions League and want to continue playing in it.
“I will continue to play because mentally and physically I feel great.”
Eto’o scored 12 goals in 30 games this season, including a hat-trick against Manchester United.