Eto'o hits back at Mourinho
Samuel Eto'o has described Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as a "fool" for questioning his age and vowed to play on at the highest level for some time to come.
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Mourinho, who was also Eto'o's manager at Inter Milan, was caught on camera making unguarded comments suggesting the Cameroon striker was older than his official age earlier this season.
The 33-year-old, in line to feature in his fourth World Cup this summer, responded by celebrating his next Chelsea goal as if he was a geriatric.
Now Eto'o, who is out of contract this summer after scoring 12 Chelsea goals, plans to continue to ply his trade in one of Europe's top leagues.
Eto'o told africanfootball.com: "Thanks for informing me that it will be my last World Cup.
"Today, I am 33 years old. And it is not because a fool called me an old man that you must believe it.
"And you may have noticed that the old man was better than the youngsters.
"Some believe I am going to retire in the United States or in the Middle East, but I have regained the joy of the Champions League and I am going to carry on playing in the Champions League. Where? I am not going to tell you.
"But I am going to carry on playing because physically and mentally I feel great.
"So I am going to go to this World Cup and to the next one when I will be 37.
"Some did it at 42, so I can still play in two more World Cups."