Friday May 27 2011
Eto'o committed to Inter

Samuel Eto'o has dismissed media speculation that he is thinking about leaving Inter this summer.

Reports on Friday had claimed that the striker would consider his future after suffering racist abuse in the city this week.

After reading the stories, the player himself has released a statement to the Nerazzurri faithful on the club's website.

"This morning I was very surprised, as I expect you were, to read the reports in some of the newspapers, in particular La Gazzetta dello Sport," the note stated.

"I want to be very clear, as I have always been throughout my career and with you, the fans, who have shown me so much affection and respect from my very first day in Milan.

"Don't worry – my only thought is winning, alongside my teammates, the Coppa Italia, which would be the sixth trophy in two years and the third this season.

"Nothing that happens away from the pitch, though it may upset me as a man, can drive me away from Inter."

Beneamata chief Massimo Moratti has also maintained that selling Eto'o is not an option he is considering.

"Eto'o is 100 per cent one of us," the President stated. "He has no intention of leaving. This incident can't be a motive for a departure."

Inter face Palermo in the Coppa Italia Final on Sunday night.

Eto'o had been linked with a move to Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid.

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