Wednesday, 23 October 2019 09:00

Samuel Eto'o Names Andres Iniesta as Best Player Ahead of Lionel Messi

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Samuel Eto's has named former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta as the greatest player he's ever shared a dressing room with.

Eto'o and Iniesta enjoyed some memorable years at Camp Nou where he spent five seasons, winning three La Liga titles, two Champions League, two Super Cups and a Copa del Rey. 

The 38-year-old believes naming current Blaugrana captain Lionel Messi as his best ex-teammate would have been too easy, and has instead plumped for Iniesta...and his superb technical ability.

“I shared a dressing-room with many great players,” Eto’o told LaLiga Africa. “If I have to choose one I would say Iniesta.

"He impressed me from the first day…Messi is obviously from another planet so we can put him aside, but Iniesta made me say ‘wow… hats off’.”

Eto’o scored 162 LaLiga goals in 280 LaLiga games for Real Madrid, RCD Mallorca and Barca.

He also played in Italy for Inter Milan, Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia and Premier League duo Chelsea and Everton. 

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