Samuel Eto'o Makes Surprising Statement After Cameroon's Defeat Against Uzbekistan

Samuel Eto'o Makes Surprising Statement After Cameroon's Defeat Against Uzbekistan

  • Cameroon were on Friday, 23 September, defeated by Uzbekistan in an international friendly encounter
  • Head of football activities in Cameroon Samuel Eto'o has however explained that the loss won't weigh the players down
  • The Indomitable Lions are preparing for their campaign in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar where they are in Group G

Samuel Eto'o has stated clearly that Cameroonian players won't be discouraged despite their international friendly defeat against Uzbekistan which was played on Friday, 23 September.

Cameroon are ranked 39 places above Uzbekistan in the FIFA World Rankings and the loss in the international friendly came as a shock for fans of the Indomitable Lions ahead of the World Cup.

Since Samuel Eto'o became the President of the Cameroonian Football Federation, the former Barcelona striker has been trying to change the face of soccer in his nation.

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Samuel Eto'o, Cameroon, Uzbekistan
Samuel Eto'o and the Cameroonian players in action.
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According to the report on GOAL, Samuel Eto'o explained that he actually wanted his nation to lose so as to see the reaction coming from the camp.

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Samuel Eto'o reaction about Cameroon's defeat to Uzbekistan

"We really wanted to see the reaction of the team, and for the first time—I hoped for Cameroon to lose. Our objective is still the same; to depart Qatar on the evening of December 18, the date of the World Cup final. We won’t lose sight of our objective.''

Meanwhile, Cameroon are in Group G for the 2022 World Cup and they will face Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland.

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Source: SportsBrief.com