A former Cameroon and Barcelona star Samuel Eto’o has insisted he is the best player that the African continent has produced.
Although Eto’o did not win the Ballon d’Or him during his playing time but claimed many medals with top European sides.
He won 18 major trophies which included three Champions Leagues and two Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) titles and an Olympic gold medal in 2000.
Also, the former Inter Milan star clinched the African Player of the Year (APOTY) four times but finished third as the 2015 Ballon d’Or was awarded.
However, the Cameroonian believes that with his records for his nation as well as several clubs, he is the best from the continent.
“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 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.”