Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Barca Striker Eto'o Hits Out at Rijkaard, Ronaldinho
Reuters, February 14th, 2007 3:23PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

You can believe Real Madrid was happy to see infighting at another club steal headlines on Tuesday, especially because that club was Spanish league leader and bitter rival Barcelona. An incensed Samuel Eto'o, who's missed most of the season through a knee injury, called Coach Franck Rijkaard "a bad person" for telling reporters he didn't want to play when called upon during for the last few minutes of Sunday's 2-0 victory over Racing Santander.

Eto'o didn't stop there, deflecting a comment made by Ronaldinho that Eto'o "should think about the team" back at the Brazilian star: "If a colleague comes out and says 'think about the team', then it should be him who should be thinking about the team."

Barca captain Carles Puyol on Wednesday was on PR cleanup duty for the Catalan giant, telling reporters that Ronaldinho's comments had been misinterpreted, and that Eto'o has resolved his problem Rijkaard. "People think that there is a time bomb in the dressing room, but that isn't true," said Puyol. "Rijkaard has got the team under control. Eto'o has a good relationship with the rest of the group and the atmosphere is good." Meanwhile Rijkaard and sporting director Txiki Begiristain are set to meet Wednesday evening to discuss the matter. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Brandao Faces One-Month Suspension for Head-Butt     
Bastia striker Brandao has been provisionally suspended until Sept. 18 by Ligue 1's disciplinary committee and ...
QPR Adds Two World Cup Players     
Queen Park Rangers on Friday confirmed the signing of Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on a season-long ...
Neymar Suffers Ankle Sprain    
Barcelona forward Neymar has picked up an ankle sprain in training and will be out of ...
Conte: 'We're Counting on' Rossi     
Antonio Conte said he is "counting on" New Jersey native Giuseppe Rossi as he draws up ...
Balotelli-Liverpool Talks Continue    
Mario Balotelli has arrived in Liverpool for a medical ahead of his expected 16 million pound ...
Report: Top Clubs Opening US Academies     
The AP reports that South American and European soccer powerhouses are opening full-time soccer academies across ...
Legia Loses CAS Appeal     
Legia Warsaw has said it will sack the administrator blamed for the clerical error that resulted ...
Report: BVB's Sponsors to Buy Stakes     
Borussia Dortmund on Thursday announced that the club would issue up to 24.5 million shares in ...
Simeone: Atletico Can't Compete with Real, Barca    
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Atltico Madrid coach Diego Simeone emphasized that despite ...
Dzeko Signs Four-Year Man City Contract     
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko on Thursday signed a new four-year deal with the defending Premier ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives