Former Barcelona and Intermilan forwad Samuel Etò Fills has stated that he’s the best soccer player to have come from Africa, despite the fact that the prestigious Balon D’Or award eluded him.
The 38 year old Cameroun legend won 18 major titles inuding 3 champions league, two African cup of nation titles and an Olympic gold
“I don’t need to lay claim to anything, it’s just a fact. Whether you accept it or not, it’s a fact,” Eto’o told AFP.
“Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You know, as an African, you are always being judged. What is unacceptable is that the first people to do it are always the Africans. They can’t take anything away from me because I am proud to be African.
“When I look at where I came from and how far I got, I tell myself that I am entitled to be proud. That doesn’t mean I am big-headed, far from it. It is just that, in this world, people like puppets and I don’t accept being one.”