Raul: Eto’o didn’t want to leave Real Madrid

Raul said: “Samuel has a very strong personality and he does not like to keep quiet about things. He has one way to act and I have another one. Sometimes, I had to think more about the values of the club and the group than myself. Even so, I respect him a lot.

“I believe that he wanted to succeed at Real Madrid. His dream was always to do that, but circumstances didn’t allow him to.

“Even when he was on-loan at Mallorca he wanted to return to Madrid and he did not want to leave for Barcelona, but in the end he did.”