Samuel Eto’o reveals what José Mourinho & Guardiola have in common.

African legendary footballer, Samuel Eto’o is one of the only players who have witnessed both Pep Guardiola and Mourinho in his balling career.

The 39-year-old has highlighted the similarity between the aforementioned coaches which make them the wonderful tacticians that they are.

According to Eto’o who had lifted the UEFA champions League title with Barcelona & inter Milan in 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 seasons under both managers, their main priority is to WIN. Though their different ideologies, their common goal is to succeed.

Revealing to Italian outlet, Gazettea Dello, he said :

The only common point these two coaches have is the desire to win. They are completely different personalities and have a different vision of football.

Eto’o did not twist his words when he launched an attack on the Spaniard after playing his last game for Qatar Sports Club last year.

He said:

I can’t compare Mourinho to Guardiola, one of them couldn’t win the Champions League with Bayern Munich and the other one did it with Porto.

Pep had lived all his life in Barcelona but during the years I was there, he didn’t understand the squad. He didn’t live the life of our group.

I told Guardiola, ‘you will apologise to me because it’s me who will make Barca win, not Lionel Messi’. That was the situation at that time. Messi would later emerge, but you could ask Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and the others, that was my era.

The Cameroonian star didn’t end here. He finds himself the best African player.

He said :

Even if my brother Diouf the last time, with extra glass, got a little lost, there is no debate. None of them can come and say that they were at my level or better.

And it’s not the fact that I say it, it’s a fact, it’s something that is there. I wanted to be number one and I have been throughout my career.

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