Samuel Eto'o: "Finals aren't played, but won"
The former striker spoke about the mentality you need to win silverware, and why Inter remains among the top clubs in the world
Former Internazionale star Samuel Eto'o spoke to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in the build-up to today's Coppa Italia final between his former team and Juventus.
The Cameroon legend is the only player to win the treble in consecutive seasons with two different teams, so when he talks about winning, people should listen. "The result will make the difference. Perisic? His mentality is the best, you have to have it, be available for the team, it's an honor to see how he sacrifices himself for the team". "You need to go into it prepared and the Inter players will be. And I can only say good luck to them. I hope they do what we did."
Eto'o, who scored 53 goals in 102 matches for the Nerazzurri, insisted that the club remains among the best in the world. "All important players have to play for Inter sooner or later and Dybala is more than important," Eto'o told La Gazzetta dello Sport."Lautaro Martínez? He has done very important things for Inter and I hope he continues in the future. I wish him a great career, without injuries here with us".
The final will be yet another chapter in the long and storied rivalry between Inter and Juventus, a derby that has seen 244 official matches played. When it comes to the Coppa Italia, Juve is the clear winner, with 14 titles to Inter's 7. It remains to be seen whether the Nerazzurri can start to close the gap or if the Bianconeri will extend it even further.