The 41-year-old describes why the Indomitable Lions can accomplish great things at the tournament set for the Gulf country.Samuel Eto'o has suggested how Cameroon can do wonders at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar if they follow what Jose Mourinho achieved with Inter Milan when winning the Champions League trophy in 2010.
The 41-year-old, who is presently the President of the Cameroonian Football Federation, belonged to the Inter squad under the Portuguese tactician that won the treble in the 2009-10 season-- the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia, and their very first Champions League title in 45 years.
With Cameroon heading to the World Cup in Qatar where they have been drawn in Group G together with Serbia and Switzerland, the previous Barcelona and Chelsea player believes they can leave a mark at the tournament.
Asked if coach Rigobert Song can lead Cameroon to World Cup glory, Eto'o, who is presently in Italy to reveal a charity game in San Siro on May 23, said as quoted by BeSoccer: "I don't see why he can't win it.
" I believe that in order to win the World Cup you don't need to be monsters or aliens, you require good preparation, a strong mentality, and a pinch of insanity.
" I won a bit in my career and to do it I provided whatever. I constantly take Inter as an example: nobody at the beginning of the 2009-10 season believed we could win [the Champions League] and instead, Mourinho did something crazy, with a group of men and warriors.
" I would like something like that for Cameroon too."
Cameroon have appeared in the finals of the World Cup on 8 occasions, the first remaining in 1982 where they drew all 3 group games. In 1990, Cameroon reached the quarter-finals prior to being defeated 3-2 by England.The Indomitable Lions will make their eighth look at the finals in Qatar 2022.