Former Real Madrid and Brazilian left back Roberto Carlos has accused Samuel Eto'o, Chelsea's latest signing, of being selfish during his time at Anzhi Makhachkala.
In an interview to the Brazil's 'Globoesporte' , the el hombre bal said that: "There were a few small problems in the dressing room with the arrival of Eto'o, which were resolved. His signing had to be explained to several players. Then there came a point when Samuel wanted to interfere in my work. He wanted to control the club, taking my place and that of the coach, Guus Hiddink".
The former Galactico star also said that he tried to bring his friends into the team rather than better football players, accusing the Cameroonian of being selfish and self-centred.
"I've known Eto'o since he was 16 and I've always liked him. He's a good person, but he always thinks of himself, not the group. It's quite confusing and odd when a footballer, instead of playing, is interested in bringing in players who are his friends".
The Brazilian also said that the recently internationally-retired Cameroon man did everything at the Russian club but play football.
Roberto Carlos retired from football at age of 39 and Anzhi was his last club, though few can argue that he wasn't in a good position to judge the character and work ethic of players based on his experiences at Real Madrid.
If Carlos' claims are true, it could possibly pose a problem for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who has taken a gamble of signing Eto'o at the age of 32.
For the moment Blues fans are excited to see the former Barcelona and Inter star in action, but if there is a continuation of the attitude his former team-mate has cited, it may not be tolerated at Stamford Bridge.
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