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Angry Eto'o in World Cup quit threat

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Samuel Eto'o is so angry at criticism by Cameroon legend Roger Milla that he is threatening to pull out of this summer's World Cup.

The Italia '90 hero told AFP on Friday that Eto'o "still hasn't brought anything to the national team, certainly not compared to what he has done for Barcelona and Inter Milan."

"Is it worth me going to the World Cup?" Eto'o said on Canal+ television.

"I've still got some days to think about it but I'll see if my taking part is important because I don't need this in my career.

"It is always before tournaments that bitter people wake up. What has he (Milla) done? He hasn't won the World Cup.

"They played in a quarter-final (in 1990) and with what a team. They had one of the best teams with some great players throughout.

"It's not because they knew glory at the age of 40 that they can talk.

"And then you wonder, 'are they my people?'. Are they really my people? Is it really worth going to the World Cup?"

Milla, aged 38 at the start of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, was not expected to be anything more than a bit-part player in Cameroon's second appearance at the finals.

But five games, four goals, and several samba shuffles later and the veteran striker had catapulted himself into the World Cup's hall of fame as perhaps the most famous African footballer ever.

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