Eto’o claims that the players have not thought about winning the title.
Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o claims that the players don’t think they can win the Premier League title and doing so is not their mission this season.
Despite topping the division after 27 matches, the Cameroon international reveals that the squad don’t have top spot in their minds.
It sounds as if Eto’o may have been picking up media tips from manager Jose Mourinho, as the 51-year-old has spent the entire season claiming the Blues are outsiders in the title race and are ‘little horses’ when compared to the ‘stallions’ that are Arsenal and Manchester City.
“We have never thought that we can’t win the title, but Jose Mourinho came to Chelsea to do big things for the long run which he is trying to do,” the African told the club’s website.
“We players believe that it is possible, but at the same time it is not our mission. Right now we are not thinking about other teams or the end of the season, we are just focused on our next game and that is Galatasaray.”
Eto’o arrived from Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013 on a one-year deal from Anzhi Makhachkala, having previously won the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League with Mourinho when the pair were at Inter Milan in 2010.
Since then the forward has scored eight goals in 27 matches for the west London side, but is unlikely to be kept on in the English capital past the end of the 2013/14 campaign.
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