Cameroon’s star striker and Chelsea new signing, Samuel Eto’o Fils finally scored his first Premier League goal today as The Blues trashed Welsh side, Cardiff City 4 – 1 playing at home at Stamford Bridge.
The goal might has taken time to come, but finally it came and in a flamboyant style, proving many doubting Thomas wrong that Jose Mourinho never made an error by going for Eto’o even at the age of 32.
If age comes with experience and savoir-faire, Eto’o has introduced the team spirit that has been lacking in Chelsea squad with top, seasonal signings but often fall short to step up the game, especially when the results are needed.
A player of high calibre, Eto’o who remains one of Mourinho’s best proteges, did not go straight into scoring a goal or goals, but prefer first to assist others to score and elevate the team back into the top flight, especially as natural champions, Manchester United are struggling under new coach, David Moyes.
As if to tell the fans that he does need to score immediately to remind them that he merited a place when he played for European greatest football club, Barcelona before heading to Intern Milan under his current and loved boss Mourihno.
Just back from his international duty playing for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon who gave Tunisia hard times with a goalless tie in their first away leg World Cup play-off, Eto’o goal is just a testimonial that he has finally found his feet and stamina in the English football.
More goals would obviously come as the season progresses, and whether he plays a full 90 minutes match or is brought in as a substitute, that would never bother him, as a professional who has respect and trust for Mourinho as well as his game plans.