Mohamed Salah, Didier Drogba & Samuel Eto’o: Start, Bench or Drop?

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No, Eto'o wins in all circumstances. He can play at a world class level centrally, on the left and on the right. He can be the main man or a support player, you can pick 20 years old Eto'o or the 30 years old version, you can play on the counter or genuine Tiki-taka.
Eto'o is the best of the three, for a reason he is considered best african player in history.
 

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Eto'o is the best player out of the three.
 

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Just goes to show that the games more about just goals.

We were told that weekly when Lampard was statistically smashing every other midfielder in the planet.
It's a bit different when you're talking about a striker though isn't it.
 

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It's a bit different when you're talking about a striker though isn't it.
Not really, unless you rated Kevin Phillips above Dennis Bergkamp!
 

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It's a bit different when you're talking about a striker though isn't it.
Even with strikers, the analysis can't be done just on goals, otherwise it would be legit to say that Harry Kane is as good as Van Basten and Henry, cause he has similar numbers as them.

The obsession with goals (to rate a player) became a thing after internet went mainstream, so people could google how many goals "x" player has scored in his career.
I don't remember in the early 2000s people being obsessed with how many goals a non-striker has scored.
 

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Eto starts regardless of whether a final or a more general game as he is the greatest African player ever and was undeniable.

Salah to be benched for the league and Drogba for finals.

In actuality though, starting all 3 would be the best option and would be so unfair on the opposition that it should be considered Illegal.
 

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Salah Drogba Eto'o

Salah is just very good. Lot of goals, good stamina, fit, and doesn't get injured often.
Drogba is just better than Eto'o for bench option. His physical presence will be something you want to have as super sub.
 

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Eto starts regardless of whether a final or a more general game as he is the greatest African player ever and was undeniable.

Salah to be benched for the league and Drogba for finals.

In actuality though, starting all 3 would be the best option and would be so unfair on the opposition that it should be considered Illegal.
Eto'o isn't even the greatest Cameroonian of all time.
 

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I mean I'd rather have an average 9 and Salah on the right than an average winger and Etoo or Drogba up top.
 

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Eto'o isn't even the greatest Cameroonian of all time.
That's just not true. Even though I know stats and achievements don't define a player they still should be considered, especially if they were an integral member of the team.

Internationally Milla won:
2 AFCON trophies
Top scorer in two of their tournaments (with 2 & 4 goals)
Two African players of the year
102 app 28 goals

Domestically:

2x French cup winner

App 144 Goals 39 Assist: were not recorded during his time.

Eto

Internationally
2 Afcon trophies
top scorer in two tournaments ( 5 &5)
4 African player of the year
118 APP 56 Goals

Domestically:
3x Champions League winner (two of these trophies were won in back to back treble winning seasons)
3xLa Liga Winner (with 1 season finishing top scorer)
2x Spanish cup
2x Spanish Super cup winner
1x Serie A
1x italian super cup
2 x italian cup

APP 721, Goals 361, Assists 117



It's chalk and cheese mate.
 

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2009 final goal, have made people deliberately underrate Eto'o seems like :lol:
Or maybe they didn't follow his career like they did for Salah, that's also an option. Not everything should be bias or tied to some event.
 

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Drogba was the best footballer of the three.

Salah and to a less extent, Eto’o are pace merchants, who needs space to thrive, similar to Owen and Torres, the former are just lucky they avoided injuries.