Samuel Eto’o backs Xavi for Barca managerial role

Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has heaped praise on Xavi and backed him to become the manager at Nou Camp in the near future.

Xavi, who attained the status of a legend at Barcelona, played and won multiple trophies with Eto’o. The Spaniard has now begun his managerial career with Qatar side Al Sadd.

“He is the f*cking boss in Qatar and in Spain,” Eto’o told Cadena SER of Xavi.

“If he doesn’t end up coaching Barca, I’ll kill him!”

“In the [2006 Champions League] final in Paris he played like [Diego] Maradona, [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano [Ronaldo] combined,” Eto’o added.

“I already said in my first interviews: he’s the best player I have trained with.”

“People were surprised I didn’t say Ronaldinho or Messi, but time has proved me right.”

“He’s never been recognised at the level of Leo or Cristiano, but Xavi and Iniesta are at that level.”

Eto’o also reserved praise for Ansumane Fati, who has impressed at the Nou Camp this season.

“Only God knows what’s to come with Fati. He’s very good,” said the former Cameroon striker. “That one has two pairs of balls… he doesn’t have one pair, he has two.”

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