Wednesday Oct 09, 2019. 13:00
Etienne Eto’o, the son of Cameroon great Samuel, has been included in the Cameroon squad for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup that will be played in Brazil from October 26-November 17.
Young Real Mallorca star Eto’o is also a striker like his father, but says he is looking to build his own reputation and the first step to doing that will be at the World Cup.
“Even if my father is a big number nine, I do not feel any different from you. I’m nothing more,” Eto’o junior said in a video message released by the Cameroon Football Federation.
“I’m coming here to help you and be a positive member of the squad.”
The younger Eto’o is captain of the Under-17 side at Mallorca, where his father first rose to prominence in his illustrious career, and is also eligible to play for Spain, where he was born.
Eto’o senior is the greatest goal-scorer in Cameroon history having netted 56 times in 118 caps for the national team.
He also enjoyed an illustrious club career, most notably at Barcelona and Inter Milan, though also Mallorca.
Cameroon will take on Argentina, Spain and Tajikistan in Group E in Brazil.