Eto'o watches Barça training
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Samuel Eto’o returned to FC Barcelona on Wednesday as he visited the Ciutat Esportiva training complex to see his former team-mates and meet with Andoni Zubizarreta and the youth team staff to talk about his charity work.
The Cameroon international striker surprised the Blaugrana stars as he appeared to watch them be
put through their paces just over a year after he left the Catalan club to join Inter. Eto’o
spent five years as a Barça player in a spell that saw the club rejuvenated under Frank Rijkaard
and then Pep Guardiola.
On the pitch
After entering the dressing rooms to speak to his friends in the squad Eto’o
did not miss the chance to watch the first training session to include all the international
players after the recent round of qualifiers and friendlies. As well as talking to various members
of the staff, Eto’o had a chat with Guardiola and joked with the players as they enjoyed
their work-out. Lionel Messi was evidently pleased to see the star who he once provided with so
many great goals.
Eto’o confirmed that he was at the Ciutat Esportiva complex to meet with
Zubizarreta, the club’s sporting director of professional football, and those responsible for
the youth set-up to maintain the links that the Samuel Eto’o Foundation has with the Fundació