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Thread: Eto'o vs Suarez : who was Closer of the ballon d'or ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBZ8800 View Post
    True

    Alos, imo, a lot of people here remember Etoo mostly from Pep's days where he was good, but imo NOT as good as 2004-2006 Rijkaard's Etoo.
    And during Pep, he started to miss tons of chances.

    Anyway, Etoo's Champions league goals. He was really fast in his first years at Barca:
    For the last month of the trebble season he missed a lot of chances but not for the entire season. However you're right when you say his best Barca days were 2004-2006..

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    True I only remember eto'o under pep

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    Eto'o's best personal seasons are the 2010/2011 one with Inter and the 2003-2007 ones with Mallorca and Barcelona.
    After the knee injury in 2007 he was not in his prime anymore, yet he still managed to be decisive and clutch AF in the 2009 Treble season, mainly as a finisher.

    But prime Eto'o was much more than that: he could play anywhere upfront and could dribble, score and assist with ease.

    That's why his 2010/2011 season with Inter has been incredible: it is as if he was back to his mid 2000s physical prime, he scored, assisted and dribbled for fun and carried a basically finished team (yes, post-Treble Inter was a team full of finished (once top) players and which was starting to be filled with mediocrity (Kharja, Ranocchia, etc.)) to further success while breaking team scoring and assists records in the process.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RevoTeller View Post
    Eto'o's best personal seasons are the 2010/2011 one with Inter and the 2003-2007 ones with Mallorca and Barcelona.
    After the knee injury in 2007 he was not in his prime anymore, yet he still managed to be decisive and clutch AF in the 2009 Treble season, mainly as a finisher.

    But prime Eto'o was much more than that: he could play anywhere upfront and could dribble, score and assist with ease.

    That's why his 2010/2011 season with Inter has been incredible: it is as if he was back to his mid 2000s physical prime, he scored, assisted and dribbled for fun and carried a basically finished team (yes, post-Treble Inter was a team full of finished (once top) players and which was starting to be filled with mediocrity (Kharja, Ranocchia, etc.)) to further success while breaking team scoring and assists records in the process.


    I agree with you when you say Eto'o's prime was 2003-2007 and 2010-2011. But don't reduce his 2008-2009 season which was amazing for any other striker. Even with Pep, Samu was much more than a simple finisher. The difference was the fact that he lost his pace and didn't try individual efforts as much as before. He still was with no doubt the best striker in the world.

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    Country: Norway
    Take Eto'o anyday