Despite being the former best paid player in the world the striker says it doesn’t concern him.
Samuel Eto’o is in line to make the striker’s debut for Chelsea when the side play Everton in the Premier League on Saturday, after joining from Anzhi Makhachkala.
At the Russian team the 32-year-old was the best paid player in the world, earning a reported £350,000-a-week and beating the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Eto’o has had to take more than a 50% pay cut to come to Stamford Bridge and the Cameroon international insists money is not the player’s driving force.
“It’s not a question of money because when you look at my career, I’ve won everything except for the World Cup,” the African told CNN World Sport.
“At Inter, I was the best paid player in the world. But it’s not a question of money because when I go out onto the pitch, I only have one thing in mind – winning.
“And I don’t think about having money in my bank account or not, I only think about winning, having fun and entertaining the fans – these are the only things I have in my head.”
Eto’o has won three Champions League titles with Barcelona and Inter Milan, as well as three La Liga successes, one Serie A triumph and two Africa Cup of Nations trophies.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho is hoping that the Cameroonian can solve the attacking problems the side are currently having at Stamford Bridge.
Neither Fernando Torres or Demba Ba are reliable in Mourinho’s eyes and the 50-year-old will be wanting to create the skill Eto’o showed under the manager’s guidance at Inter Milan in 2009/10.
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