Lionel Messi was continually giving indications he was setting out toward significance, even as a player for Barcelona B, and his heritage will be difficult to outperform, says Samuel Eto’o.
Previous Cameroon striker Eto’o was a colleague of Argentina extraordinary Messi from 2004 until he withdrew for Inter in July 2009 as a major aspect of the arrangement that took Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Camp Nou.
Eto’o was a piece of a staggering Barca assault that likewise included Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho and he won three La Liga titles, two Champions Leagues and a Copa del Rey at the club.
The 39-year-old had a direct perspective on Messi’s improvement from crude ability to world hotshot and said it involved time before he got truly outstanding on the planet.
Talking graciousness of La Liga, Eto’o stated: “He would move between the B group and the principal group, and he was awesome.
“We definitely knew in those days that Messi would one day be what he’s become. I’m exceptionally glad since he’s accomplished that through his own difficult work.”
Eto’o says one of the most satisfying parts of Messi’s prosperity is the manner in which he has figured out how to remain grounded during a thrilling vocation that has seen him become a six-time Ballon d’Or champ and questions any player can better his accomplishments.
“He hasn’t changed by any means. He’s as yet the great individual that I knew in those days and that I despite everything know,” he included.