Samuel Eto’o, legend of Cameroonian football as a player, today he is the number 1 of the Federation, as well as the idol of the players who will make their debut against Switzerland at the 2022 World Cup tomorrow, under the guidance of Rigobert Song, coach and former defender who in his career as a globetrotter he also passed through Italy for a brief appearance at Salernitana. Returning to Eto’o, the former Inter striker took the field to exchange a few passes with the “Indomitable Lions”, obviously a way to motivate them in view of their debut and, why not, also lighten the pressure on the eve of the match against Switzerland. “But we are very calm – assured the Cameroon coach at the press conference -. The mistakes made in the past will not be repeated, things have changed and today we have a federal president like Eto’o who does everything to ensure that the players work and live in the best conditions. We are ready. We are just waiting for the kick-off to show what we are capable of.
Songs he knows what it means to represent Cameroon at the World Cup, he has played no less than four World Cups and his optimism is also born from the experience lived in the past and from the changes that have occurred in the meantime. “As a player I made 4 World Cups, now I have to pass on the experience I’ve accumulated to my boys, but I have players who are great professionals, they know what they have to do and I know how to guide them. We must not fall into the same traps of the past“, says Song referring to a Cameroon always talented but who in the end managed the most important matches badly. “Tomorrow we have to continue the work we have been doing for years. Switzerland is strong as the Fifa ranking says, but the rankings don’t matter because the game is won on the pitch. We respect our opponents, we know what awaits us, but also what we have to do, we are focused and will do everything to get the 3 points. We know we can do something good”.