Samuel Eto'o admits he must adapt to the Premier League after slow start at Chelsea
Former Barcelona striker moved to Stamford Bridge on a one-year deal during the summer
Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has admitted to being shocked by the physical nature of the Premier League following his slow start at Stamford Bridge.
Having joined in a high-profile move during the summer, the Cameroon international is still to find the back of the net for his new team.
Having been handed three successive starts under Jose Mourinho, in recent matches the former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker has found himself relegated to the bench. However, the arrival from Anzhi Makhachkala is confident he can improve given time.
“Already I have noticed that English football is very physical – more physical than other types of football," he told Chelsea Magazine.
“It hasn’t been too much time yet, so I need to continue working to make sure I keep improving my level. Every game here is important and I realise that – I have come here to enjoy playing for Chelsea and to enjoy the football. I go into every game with the same approach.
“It doesn’t matter where you put me, I will play football. My team-mates are helping me a lot and also the coaches, so I feel that I am settling into the team.”
The 32-year-old, who joined on a one-year deal, will next get a chance to impress when the Blues host Cardiff in the Premier League following the international break.
Latest in Sport
Mats Hummels transfer latest: Manchester United to revive interest as Liverpool's Tiago Ilori could hold the key to move
Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
Manchester United transfer news: United given new hope in race for Juan Cuadrado as Barcelona talks stall
Liverpool transfer news: Brendan Rodgers plans more Anfield signings this summer
Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres is staying at Stamford Bridge
- 1 Scientists create transparent mouse complete with see-through organs
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 Amazonian Indian tribe filmed making contact with Brazil village in rare video footage
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc