Samuel Eto'o says Messi told him advise changed his football career

Samuel Eto'o says Messi told him advise changed his football career

- Samuel Eto'o has claimed he once gave Lionel Messi an advice

- The Cameroonian added that the advise helped Messi who thanked him

- Lionel Messi has won six Ballon d'Or awards in his career so far

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto'o has explained that he was once thanked by Argentine star Lionel Messi for the advise he offered him years back which changed his football career.

Eto'o played with Lionel Messi at Barcelona before he left for Inter Milan, and these two players won two Champions League titles, three La Liga at the Camp Nou together.

Samuel Eto'o was so superb for Barcelona in front of goals when he was at the Nou Camp as his pairing with Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho was great.

He later departed the Nou Camp in a deal which also took Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Barcelona from Inter Milan.

And while speaking with DAZN, Samuel Eto'o explained how Lionel Messi confessed to him that his advised changed his dear career.

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"Messi confessed to me that, thanks to my advice, which I am not going to reveal, his career had changed.

"One day he said: 'Thanks to Samuel Eto'o, my career changed'. He had to fix two or three things but he has always had the talent.

"I am proud and happy to see that he has written history which has yet to be finished, and it will be very difficult to beat what he has written,''. Eto'o explained.

The Cameroonian also explained that he knew Lionel Messi will be great when he broke into Barcelona squad from the La Masia Academy.

And today, it is on record that Lionel Messi has won six Ballon d'Or awards with his main rival Cristiano Ronaldo on five.

Earlier, had reported how Barcelona star Lionel Messi is one of the best free kick takers in the world considering the number of goals the Argentine has scored on the pitch via this exercise.

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So far in Lionel Messi's football career, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored more than 50 free kicks against many clubs in Europe.

It has even gotten to the stage that clubs have started putting players at the back of their goalkeepers in their efforts to stop Lionel Messi from scoring.

But all these efforts have been abortive as Lionel Messi would still find his way to score free kicks for Barcelona.

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