Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 31 January 2015

We won’t obsess over Euro glory: Eto’o

Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has sought to ease the pressure on his side by warning tomorrow's Champions League final against Bayern Munich must not become “an obsession”.

The Serie A champions are possibly 90 minutes away from finally bringing the European Cup back to their trophy cabinet as they prepare to face the German title holders at Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.

However, Eto'o — twice a winner with Barcelona — insists no good can come from desperation.

“This must be a dream final for us. We will lose if it turns into obsession,” he said.

“I know that Inter fans have waited a lifetime for this moment.

“(But) we need the right attitude and the willingness to fight. I've played two finals, but both against English teams.

“This is a different story as Bayern are in form and are a great squad.”

Meanwhile, Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar insists Mourinho has a “secret” plan up his sleeve to beat Bayern.

Mourinho made his name by leading Porto to the title in 2004 before moving to Chelsea, where he failed to repeat the feat and was eventually sacked.

Inter, like Chelsea, are desperate to finally bring the famous trophy back to their cabinet.

“Mourinho is a systematic type,” he said. “He is precise, he takes it very seriously. He alone scares opponents.

“As for a technique to beat Bayern, for now this is a secret. People will have to watch the game on Saturday!”

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