In a 'Bein Sports' channel interview, Samuel Eto'o recalled his move to Barcelona, considering that Pep Guardiola, then coach of the Catalans, "did not understand the squad" and that he was mistaken in thinking that Messi was the most important player of the team .
"Pep has lived all his life in Barcelona, but during the years that I spent in the club he did not understand the squad, he did not live the life of our group, I told him, 'You're going to apologize, because I'll do it with Barcelona winning, not Messi. I was the one who made Barcelona win and Pep should ask me for forgiveness, "said the Cameroonian forward.
"You can ask Xavi, Iniesta, many others … Messi would make the jump later, but that was my era," added the now Qatar SC player.
"My agent told me that the club wanted me to sell at Guardiola's request, but it gave me the chance to stay in history," Guardiola said. my going to Inter was the biggest transfer ever at that time. "