Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has decided to take matters into his own hands when dealing with fan fury in Turkey. Eto’o, who currently plies his trade with Antalyaspor, has found himself bottom of the Super Lig and without a win in his last eight outings.
The supporters in attendance were furious. 35-year-old Eto’o attempted to calm their anger at full-time but, in a bold and quite possible spur of the moment decision, the Cameroonian striker decided to bet the fan €100,000 that Antalyaspor would finish in the top 10 this season.
According to Goal, the fan was named in the Turkish press as Mehmet Akdeniz and asked Eto’o: ‘We have Besiktas next, what will the state of the team be and when will we win?’
‘We will finish in the top 10 of the Super Lig, I stand by what I said and my promise,’ Eto’o responded.
‘Believe me, I will give you €100,000 if we don’t finish in the top 10.’
To put it into perspective, Antalyaspor only gained promotion to the Super Lig two seasons ago and battled to a ninth-place finish last year.