Speaking at the discussion to make the start of the LaLiga season, previous Barcelona star Samuel Eto’o said that Real Madrid’s Eden Risk is on par with Lionel Messi.

Several legends of the past twenty years were in attendance for the main presentation of the brand-new LaLiga 2020/21 season, with Andrés Iniesta and Iker Casillas opening the occasion, while ambassadors Fernando Sanz, Fernando Morientes, Samuel Eto’o, Gaizka Mendieta, Luis García and Diego Forlán also got involved.

However it was Samuel Eto’o who had the most significant comments, with the previous Barcelona striker discussing his former club, Lionel Messi and Eden Threat with his hallmark calm and natural tone.

Barcelona were beaten to the league title by competitors Real Madrid in among the worst seasons in current memory for the Catalan outfit, which culminated in an 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter last.

However with the Messi saga now dealt with, Eto’o thinks Barça will come back stronger next season to reclaim their LaLiga title.

” Barcelona is going to be the next league champion, however I want Mallorca, the team of my heart, to go back to the leading tier,” said Eto’o, who played for Mallorca from 2000 to 2004, concerning his desires next season.

When asked about Messi, who was mentored by Eto’o during the Argentine forward’s development years at Camp Nou, the previous Cameroon global was plainly happy by his previous team mate’s decision to remain at Barcelona.

” Messi is like my child. He has actually remained and so I more than happy. But the heart of this group requires more Barcelona-style players, gamers who are tiki-taka, not box to box,” stated Eto’o.

Eto’o also exposed that he thinks Real Madrid’s Eden Threat “is on the exact same level as Messi”, and he would like “to see a great (Sergio) Busquets at his finest level once again.”