Striker Eto’o threatens to skip Cup after criticism
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has threatened not to go next month’s World Cup after criticism about his performances for the team from former international Roger Milla.sports Updated: May 29, 2010 23:58 IST
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has threatened not to go next month’s World Cup after criticism about his performances for the team from former international Roger Milla.
“Is it worth me going to the World Cup ?” Inter Milan’s Eto’o told French TV channel Canal Plus Sport late on Friday.
“I still have a few days to think about it but I will see if my participation is important because I don’t need this in my career.”
Milla, who scored four goals as Cameroon reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 1990, said earlier this week Eto’o had done a lot for Barcelona and Inter but nothing for his national side.
Eto’o, who has scored 44 goals in 94 appearances for the Indomitable Lions, added: “What has he (Milla) done? He did not win the World Cup. They played in a quarter-final and with what a team.
“And you wonder, ‘are they my people?’. Are they really my people?” Cameroon are drawn in Group E for the June 11 to July 11 tournament with the Netherlands, Denmark and Japan.
Cameroon scrape draw against Slovakia
Klagenfurt: African giants Cameroon’s unimpressive World Cup build-up continued on Saturday as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with finals debutants Slovakia in a friendly here. Enoh Eyong’s goal seven minutes from time saw the ‘Indomitable Lions’ escape with a draw after the Slovakians had taken the lead through Kamil Kopunek in the sixth minute.
Kopunek scored with a great strike from 18 metres out after being set up by Chelsea midfielder Miroslav Stoch.
First Published: May 29, 2010 23:56 IST