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3 former Barcelona players who have reservations about Pep Guardiola

Suman Dey
ANALYST
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#2 Samuel Eto'o

Eto didn't like Pep's bossy nature
Eto didn't like Pep's bossy nature

Samuel Eto'o was one of the most feared strikers of his generation. He won the treble for Barcelona under Guardiola, and another one with Inter Milan under Jose Mourinho. Across the two campaigns, the Cameroonian professional footballer scored a total of 52 goals. 

Despite Pep Guardiola winning LaLiga and the Champions League in his first season at Barcelona, Eto'o felt the manager had proved nothing. The former Chelsea man felt slighted about being told what to do.

Eto'o didn't like Pep lecturing him about how a striker should play when Guardiola himself was a midfielder as a player. Both of them reportedly spoke only few times throughout their season together, before Samuel moved to Italy. That was also the only campaign Eto'o crossed 30 league goals.

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Suman Dey
ANALYST
A sports enthusiast and an avid follower of football. Since childhood I was encouraged to play cricket and in no time it became a hobby. Gradually I found interest in other sports also. Football is in my blood and I love the electrifying ambiance that surrounds it. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game. The thing that intrigues me the most is that there are so many things happening behind the scenes that are oblivious to our naked eyes. The technological advancements that has been made are phenomenal. I like analyzing a game from a statistical point of view. Being a data guy myself , I am firm believer of providing insights through facts and data. Though a game is always unpredictable , analyzing it from different dimensions can provide some very interesting conclusions.
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