Without further comment:
Eto'o...was telling reporters at a junior tournament in Leon that he had a "love-hate" relationship with Ronaldinho.But wait, it gets better:
"I haven't got any problem with Rijkaard," Eto'o said. "I'm very happy to have him as coach. I think he's the best there is. When there is ambition and I see that the people want us, I don't see why I should leave the Camp Nou." Regarding his relationship with Ronaldinho, the 26-year-old said: "We are like husband and wife, we fight and we always make up."As Deco would tell you...
Deco says of Eto'o, "we know his character, and he sometimes says things and then thinks, but he doesn't mean any harm".Oh dear. On a serious note, I pretty much agree with Deco. And Sammy sometimes says things that make me admire him just that much more:
"Ronnie has things off the pitch I am not used to and vice versa, but we go out partying together," he said. "It is just that we don't call journalists (in order that) they see us together. We are two great players, we have nothing to envy of each other. People look for the divisions, the crises. I really hope they mean well, that they want to motivate us.Huh, this turned long and serious after all. Damn. Next up, my analysis of the Argentinean starting line-up against the US, and then my Barca 06-07 player-by-player review.
"But I am afraid that, as a consequence of their words, a tense atmosphere is created. I remember Ronnie missing a penalty against Benfica in the Champions League, he was being criticised at the time, and I told him, 'Wait, you will see.'
"He gave me a wonderful pass a few minutes later, I could have scored and the defender thought so, but I gave it to Ronnie and he scored. That day I was happier than if I had put it in the back of the net. I would do that a thousand times for a friend like him."
"All I want from everybody is commitment," he said, "so we give pleasure to those millions of people that follow us and that pay us, so at the end of the season we have a clear conscience."