Samue Eto’o has reignited his war of words with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho branding the Portuguese a “puppet” while insisting he remains in strong physical with little doubt he can still perform at the highest level.
At a sponsor’s event in Switzerland in February, Mourinho was caught on camera making disparaging remarks about the quality of Chelsea’s strikers and even went as far to suggest that Eto'o could be older than he claims to be.
Mourinho was recorded having a ‘private conversation’ with someone at the sponsor’s event and was believed to have said, "The problem with Chelsea is I lack a striker. I have Eto’o but he is 32 years old, maybe 35, who knows?".
The now 33-year-old, who played under Mourinho at Inter Milan, scored 14 times this season during what is likely to be his first and last at Stamford Bridge.
The Cameroon striker broke his silence on the matter last week describing Mourinho as a ‘fool’ – and it seems he is reluctant to let the matter lie.
Asked about the nature of his relationship with Mourinho, Eto’o told Cafonline: "Contrary to what a puppet says about my age, I am still physically fit. At 33, I feel really good. I have proven that I can do better than the younger players.
"And I wish to also say that I am not going to the United States or to the Middle East. I will continue at the top level. I will continue to play the Champions League. My romance with this competition is far from over.
"I will not tell you where, but I will be at the top level. I am 33 and I have two World Cups to play. There are other players who went on until the age of 41 so there is no reason why I cannot continue."
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