Samuel Eto’o: “He was the only coach who told me to sit on the bench”

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Samuel Eto’o has a deep admiration for this coach.Samuel Eto’o is known to be a character actor. He is a player who performs very well on the pitch and demands a minimum of respect from his coaches. As a result, telling him to stay on the bench is almost impossible. But José Mourinho knew how to tame the Indomitable Lion.
During his first season (2009–2010) at Inter Milan under Mourinho, Eto’o was benched for a month before returning to a starting position and performing well.
“We players love José Mourinho because he has always been honest with us. I felt protected with Mourinho. Yet I stayed on the bench for a month at Inter. I told him one day, “Samuel Eto’o does not sit on the bench.” He said to me, “Now I have my player.” And there it all went, “he said on BeIN Sports.”

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By Gabbie Odonkor Chief Executive Officer
Gabriel Djabatey Odonkor , known professionally as Gabbie Odonkor, is a Ghanaian Sports blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter. He founded, a sports website and blog that primarily publishes news about sports.