July 15, 2008

Samuel Eto'o wants to follow Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho and play for his country in the Olympic Games this summer, but he will wait and see what Barcelona says first.

The Cameroonian striker has not yet been named in his country's squad for the Chinese event, but if he is, there will be little the Blaugrana can do to stop him.

Despite the club looking for a new striker, Eto'o could yet reclaim his place in the squad as no bids have been made, but he is only thinking about the Olympics at the moment.

"I think that [Cameroon] are going to call me, but I do not know for sure, because I am here at the moment and I do not have all the information," he told The New York Times while on vacation in the U.S.

"It is an honor to play for your country in an event like the Olympic Games," Eto'o continued. "Anyway, I think that we can win, even if Ronaldinho plays. I can see it all in a different way this time because I have been before and have learned what it is all about. But I prefer to wait until I am back in training and see if the team needs me."

Eto'o has been linked with moves to England and Italy, but he has chosen ignore all the speculation and will not consider what his next move will be until returning to training later this month.

"I am not going to look at the Internet until I return to work," he added. I am on holiday now and I do not want to think about any of that."

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