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Eto'o promises to adapt to 'physical' Premier League

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Eto'o is positive he will adapt to the physicality he sees in England (©GettyImages)
Eto'o is positive he will adapt to the physicality he sees in England (©GettyImages).

Chelsea's new recruit Samuel Eto'o has confessed that the Premier League is the most physical league in the world, but he believes he will settle well at Stamford Bridge, reports the London Metro.

The ex-Inter Milan and Barcelona striker made his summer move to Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala on a free transfer, reuniting himself once again with former coach and mentor Jose Mourinho.

Despite his worldwide reputation, this is the first time the Cameroonian will be playing in England after successful spells in Spain, Italy and Russia respectively. And, this has made him shy in front of goal in his two league appearances so far.

However, Eto'o gives hope to all Blues fans and assures them he will convert this weakness to strength and fit into the team.

"Already I have noticed that English football is very physical – more physical than other types of football," he told Chelsea Magazine.

"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."

Eto'o is currently training with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon as they face Tunisia in the first leg of their World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.

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