Eto’o son: I want to be better than my father

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The son of Samuel Eto'o, Etienne, says he is aiming to better than his legendary father after bagging a brace on his U20 Cameroon debut.

Cameroon finished their group stage campaign with three straight wins at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations after defeating Mozambique on Saturday.

Etienne is aware of the pressure due to his father's status, but he insists he will keep working hard for himself.

"There is always pressure in life whether or not you are the son of a famous person. But for me, I just try to enjoy my career and demonstrate to people that I can do it," Etienne told the CAF website.

"My dad has played a huge influence in my life because I have always admired him and want to learn from him and continue in his steps. Always I want to be someone like him.

"I want to try and be better than him and I am always looking forward to stepping on the pitch and giving my best. Even though I know it is difficult to be better than my father, I want to work hard to achieve like him. He is always there to support me and give me advice.

"I think sometimes it is natural that your father influences what you want to be in future. It is just the same like for example when your father is a policeman, you might be interested in becoming a policeman too. My father has played a huge role in my life and influenced me to take football as a career.

"For me, it doesn’t feel strange and it is nothing special really. I just have to enjoy who my dad is but also keep working hard for myself.”

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