Upton Park

Next Game

West Ham v Chelsea

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Wembley

Last Game

Chelsea 2 - 0 Tottenham

Sunday, 01 March 2015, 16:00

Capital One Cup Final

Eto'o desperate to face PSG

Samuel Eto'o has insisted he will work as hard as he can to try and get fit for Chelsea's clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

Last Updated: 24/03/14 at 15:57 Post Comment

Samuel Eto'o: Racing to be fit for the first leg of the tie against Paris Sa

Samuel Eto'o: Racing to be fit for the first leg of the tie against Paris Sa

Eto'o limped off with a hamstring injury after just 10 minutes of Saturday's game against Arsenal, and Jose Mourinho later revealed that he was likely to be sidelined for around two weeks.

Chelsea travel to Paris a week on Wednesday (April 2) for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final, and Eto'o is desperate to be involved in such a key contest.

The 33-year-old striker came close to joining PSG earlier in his career and has always admired the club.

He told TV channel beIN Sports: "I always dreamed of playing at Parc des Princes. Unfortunately, my injury may not allow me to be there.

"Can I get fit enough? Time will tell. I can't say anything but I will work to be there.

"I could have played for PSG when Luis Fernandez [2000-03] was coach. He bought me dinner but the clubs [Eto'o was at Real Mallorca] didn't find an agreement. It's a shame because I would have liked to play for PSG."

Eto'o still had time to score against Arsenal at the weekend and set them on their way to a 6-0 victory before limping off, and he is staying focused on performing as well as he can in every game.

He does not want to discuss Mourinho's recent comments, when the manager criticised Chelsea's strikers and questioned Eto'o's age in a conversation thought to be private but leaked by the French media.

Eto'o said: "My 'problem with Mourinho'? Don't talk about it. I score goals. I have not stopped doing it but I cannot do that if I stay on the sidelines. Even though I am old, I still know how to score."

Asked how Mourinho differs from other managers he has played under, Eto'o said: "This is a difficult question. There is something in his approach to a match that the others don't have but I cannot say because we want to win the Champions League.

"He becomes someone else in the build-up to matches. Like any human being, he sometimes loses his mind. He proved it like when he did it with me [by calling me old] but he takes all the pressure on himself."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

S

toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

megabrow (cufc)
Being Defensive About Being Defensive...

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

Footer 365

Chelsea captain John Terry says he is fighting to earn a new contract at Stamford Bridge

John Terry says he is fighting to earn a new contract at Chelsea and does not see himself ever playing for another club.

FA planning to send men's and women's GB teams to 2016 Olympics

FA are planning to send men's and women's Great Britain teams to compete in the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio.

Tottenham announce that legend and former captain Dave Mackay has died

Tottenham have announced that their former captain Dave Mackay has died. He was 80.

Mail Box

Henderson The Best Midfielder In PL?

Jordan Henderson is named by two afternoon Mailboxers as the PL's best midfielder, while another suggests Man United are trying to emulate Barca...

Jose Settles Most Boring Team Debate...

There's lots of reaction to Chelsea and Liverpool's wins on Sunday, plus one Mailboxer asking: Who is the Premier League's best midfielder?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company