Arriving at Anzhi Makhachkala in 2011, Moroccan international Mehdi Carcela spent two unforgettable years in Russia. A very important moment in his career because he had the privilege and the chance to meet a legend of African football: Samuel Eto’o Son: ” He counted a lot in my life, maybe it’s the person the most important of my career. I have always struggled to find confidence in my game, to be able to highlight without fear of shadowing others. Samuel helped me to give less gifts, to assume my talent, to ask me fewer questions. He is like a big brother. He gives me a lot of advice. When you see your career, you can only listen to it and be quiet. And yet teammates, I did not listen to much (he laughs). ”
In turn, the former captain of the indomitable lions was very courteous and very happy when talking about Mehdi Carcela.
Samuel Eto’o seems to have fallen under the spell of the talented Moroccan international with whom he evolved under the colors Anzhi Makhachkala. While he was at the end of the line, Eto’o says: ” Mehdi has many, many qualities. I have played with many great footballers and he has the potential to be part of it. In one against one, it is almost impregnable, it reminds me of Lionel Messi. He has this same facility to eliminate a player. “