Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Samuel Eto'o is a liar

Samuel Eto'o has given an  interview about life in Russia with his new club Anzhi. He talks about the reaction to his quite frankly disgusting wage and the reasons behind his move to the Russian league. Football and his family and stuff and other things. I don't believe any of it.

Samuel Eto'o was playing in Milan, one of the nicest cities in the world. He was playing for Inter Milan, one of the biggest football clubs in the world. He was one of the best strikers in the world and being paid accordingly. Rumours began to circulate on twitter that he was going to sign for Russian club Anzhi but nobody really believed it. Then it became apparent they were willing to pay him £330,000 a week. Before you could say "fuck off!", he had signed. Some quotes.
 "The future of football is Russia"
Straight away that's nonsense. The fact that Spain are ripping it up and raping everyone at every age level suggests he is incorrect. In fact, the entire interview annoys me.
"No one wants to work for little money, otherwise they would be living on the streets. I don't care what people think. I think all of us want to work and get paid what we are worth. Anzhi made an offer, which was at the same level as my talent, and they are paying me what they think I am worth"
What an absolute twat. Did he feel he was on little money at Inter? Where he was easily on £100,000 a week. I would imagine closer to £200,000. If he is worth £330,000 a week then how much does he feel Ronaldo and Messi are worth? What about doctors and nurses? People who actually fucking save lives and contribute something of real value to society.

There is more shite about building a project and doing the right thing for his family but I stopped caring and required David Attenborough's soothing voice from BBC1's Frozen Planet to cease my rage.

In conclusion, the point of the interview was to convince people he didn't go to Anzhi for the money. Then he spent 90% of the interview talking about money. Then I got annoyed. Then you stopped reading.