Posted on May 28, 2021
Former African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto’o said the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League all-English final between Manchester City and Chelsea tomorrow is too close to call, adding there is a thin line between the two Premier League sides.
The Cameroonian who won the UCL twice with Barcelona and once with Inter Milan believed no quarter would be asked and none would be given when the two best teams in Europe clash, tomorrow at the Porto’s Estadio do Dragao in Portugal.
While this is Manchester City’s first time in the final in club history, this is Chelsea’s third final appearance. The Blues have one UCL title to their name, beating Bayern Munich nine years ago.
It’s also worth noting Chelsea are the first club to make the men’s and women’s UEFA Champions League finals in the same season.
Eto’o reckoned all of the above might count for nothing in what would be the second all- English final in the past three seasons.
“Playing in these big games is what every player dreams of,” the 40-year old Cameroonian and Qatar 2022 Legacy Ambassador said matter-of-factly as he reflected on a unique season while looking ahead to next year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.