Despite losing his first official match with Inter, defeated 2-1 by Lazio in the Italian Super Cup, Samuel Eto’o is content with his opening weeks at the club.
“I am pleased with how we played, I mean our level of play has been a pleasure, I enjoyed it,” Eto’o, who scored Inter’s consolation goal in Beijing, told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We always made sure we controlled [the ball]. We have also created many opportunities to score goals. It would have been nice to win, because we wanted to write a different story.”
The former Barcelona striker only began training at the end of July, and admitted he is not yet at full fitness.
“I don’t know my [exact] condition, but certainly not at 100 per cent,” he added. “I could not be – we are still at the beginning of August and for a good pre-season you need at least a month’s work.”
Despite only playing alongside strike partner Diego Milito for a short period, Eto’o is confident they will form a successful partnership.
“Before Saturday night we [had] played only 35 minutes [together] – our understanding can only improve,” Eto’o said.
“I’m sure we will do well, already in this first match we saw that we were trying to synchronise our movements, to occupy the right space, and to find the right positions.
“We also can do well with the other attackers. Against Lazio, we’ve seen that [David] Suazo and [Mario] Balotelli are also important.”