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‘Barcelona need more than Messi’ – Eto’o

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The Cameroon legend needs the Catalan giants to reinforce their team, which will ease some of the club captain ‘s burden .

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Samuel Eto’o is delighted to see Lionel Messi, a man he sees “like a son,” remaining in Barcelona but acknowledges that the giants of Camp Nou will need far more than Argentina’s mercurial to be competitive again.

Messi recently planned to depart Camp Nou, but such a move has proven difficult due to the technicalities of his Barcelona agreement about his departure at the end of the season 2019-20.

These circumstances led Messi to confess to Goal that he was committed to remaining in the Catalan capital, which delighted Eto’o who played between 2004 and 2009 for Barcelona, scoring 130 goals and winning eight titles.

“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house, but at Barca, we need other players with Blaugrana DNA. Messi alone is not enough,” Eto’o said at a La Liga event as reported by TuttoMercato.

“You need to look for players on the market with tiki-taka style and not box to box.”

The 2020-21 La Liga season kicks off on Friday but Barcelona, under the watch of new boss Ronald Koeman, will tackle Villarreal on September 27. Eto’o wants to see the Blaugrana win the title this time having lost it last season to Real Madrid by five points.

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