Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o shocked by physical nature of Premier League

 

Samuel Eto’o admits the physical nature of the Premier League has caught him off guard since arriving at Chelsea in the summer.

The Cameroonian, 32, joined on a free transfer from Anzhi Makhachkala and is yet to score despite being given three successive starts by Jose Mourinho.

Now Eto’o has told Chelsea magazine that he’s slowly starting to adapt to the rough and tumble of life in England.

He said: ‘Already I have noticed that English football is very physical – more physical than other types of football.

‘It hasn’t been too much time yet, so I need to continue working to make sure I keep improving my level.

‘Every game here is important and I realise that – I have come here to enjoy playing for Chelsea and to enjoy the football. I go into every game with the same approach.

‘It doesn’t matter where you put me, I will play football. My team-mates are helping me a lot and also the coaches, so I feel that I am settling into the team.’

The Metro