Barcelona have made me suffer – Eto’o

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– Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o has admitted that he has been made to suffer with Barcelona’s poor results, who are experiencing a difficult period.

– The Blaugrana are yet to win a match in the Uefa Champions League this season having suffered defeats to Bayern Munich (3-0) and Benfica (3-0) in their first two games.

– In La Liga, Ronald Koeman’s men currently occupy the ninth spot with 12 points after seven games – five points behind leaders Real Madrid.

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– Eto’o expressed his disappointment with Barcelona’s form and he has called on the players to avoid bowing out of the Champions League in the group stage.

– They sit at the bottom of Group E behind Bayern Munich, second-placed Benfica and third-placed Dynamo Kyiv after two games.

– “Recently, Barcelona have made me suffer,” Eto’o was quoted by Marca. “These are tough times for those of us who love the club.

– “It would be hard to accept group stage elimination in the Champions League. I still hope they can go through.”

– After the international break, Koeman’s side will aim to turn things around when they host Valencia for a La Liga fixture on Sunday before a cracking league game against Real Madrid on October 24.

– Eto’o, who featured in a number of El Clasicos during his playing career, talked up the importance of encounters against the Blancos at the Camp Nou.

– “Barcelona have started the season badly, but the Clasico is a unique match and the players must make the most of it to change the dynamic of the season,” he added.

– “Beating Real Madrid could be worth six points.

– “Those of us who have played that fixture know it’s the most beautiful game in the world. I have played in Champions League finals, but I can say that the Clasico is unique. There’s nothing else like it.”

– The 40-year-old recently announced his intention to become the next president of FecaFoot, who has been without a substantive head since 2018.

– Cameroon, meanwhile, are getting ready to host the continent for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in January.