Samuel Eto’o’s big bet
It’s fair to say Samuel Eto’o hasn’t been too successful at Turkish side Antalyaspor.
The most decorated African footballer of all time, the 35-year-old has struggled at his latest club, while he’s also recent been embroiled in a racism storm.
The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker recently turned to social media to write:
Reminder – perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black. But I am not going to come down from the level I have reached.
I have been in this game for 18 years.
But as Eto’o struggles in his new surroundings, the footballer still retains complete belief in his own abilities.
That’s been made plain by a big bet made by Eto’o.
Eto’o v Antalyaspor fan
Antalyaspor are bottom of the Turkish top flight after a 1-1 draw on Monday night.
After the game Eto’o was engaged by a fan in the stands, when the following exchanged occurred.
One fan, named in Turkish press as Mehmet Akdeniz, asked Eto’o:
We have Besiktas next, what will the state of the team be and when will we win?
Eto, who answered through an interpreter, told him:
We will finish in the top 10 of the Super Lig, I stand by what I said and my promise.
Believe me, I will give you €100,000 if we don’t finish in the top 10.
Eto’o also took the name and phone number of the supporter.