VIDEO:-“When we talk about Cameroon football it is Milla not Eto’o” Mohammadou Idrissou reacts furiously to Samuel Eto’o’s speech to the Indomitable lions.
Since FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto’o gave his speech to the Indomitable Lions after their 1-0 win over Burundi, it has sparked mixed reactions from journalist, fans and former players.
Some people find the speech “harsh” and disrespectful to the players while others find it very motivating.
The most recent person to react is former Indomitable Lions striker Mohammadou Idrissou. The former defender believes Eto’o’s speech was disrespectful.
Before checking on Idrissou’s reaction, Below is a recap of Samuel Eto’o’s interview
“I am not happy. I don’t care who you play against; you represent Cameroon. I am not happy at all. In my time, I missed the World Cup because I knew what problems I had. Those problems won’t repeat themselves while I’m president.
“Places in this team will be earned. Nobody, I repeat, nobody has a place guaranteed in this team. You must do your job. Whoever comes here to wear this shirt must do the job, else he goes and I will be happy to have the children play.”
“I sat where you are years ago. I know some of you are thinking ‘he is stupid’, but I tell you I was the best. I know why I failed. I will give you everything even my life so that you be in the best condition. I fight with everyone to put you in the best condition. You sit here and have no idea about the battles I fight for you.”
“When we come here, it’s about Cameroon, guys. There’s nothing more beautiful than Cameroon for me. I will give my life for my country. I have great esteem for my country, and I shall arrive with or without you.”
“If you want to be part of this journey, you must work. If it’s about what I saw out there today, I’m not sure any of you will be on the list. I need more because I dream to win the World Cup. All the problems I had as player won’t repeat themselves. First objective is having a goodhearted group. I failed because that was absent even though we had great players. When this group will be happy together we will win.”
“Now, I don’t care! Whoever wants to come here will do so by the rules of the Federation. Mind you I have some idea about football!” said the FECAFOOT president after Cameroon’s not so convincing performance against Burundi.
During an interview with Paul Chouta, Idrssou voiced out his disagreement with the Fecafoot president
“I don’t agree with him (Samuel Eto’o ed.) when he says he had good players and not a good group (…) Cameroon’s national team is for all of Cameroon and not for a person (…) They know, I’m not the kind of person who is given the money not to talk, I have the money. They know to the national team that I’m not afraid to talk. When I have to say I say. All of us saw the match against Burundi. The teams don’t come to have fun. Man proposes and God disposes. When God proposes, man can never dispose.(.. )” Mohamadou reacted during an interview with web journalist Paul Chouta
Idrissou also quoted that Eto’o is a nobody when it comes to Cameroon football and he acts like Cameroon football is centered around him.
“When we talk about Cameroon football, it is Roger Milla not Samuel Etoo. People are scared of Samuel Eto’o, so they permit him to get away with that. He should tell us the real reason why he didn’t win the World Cup. I am outspoken. I’m not the kind that gets bribed to stay quiet. I don’t need any money to stay quiet. I have money”.
Watch the Mohammadou Idrissou’s full interview below.
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