Hat-trick hero Eto'o: So easy with Barcelona pals Xavi, Messi

Samuel Eto'o deflected praise to his Barcelona teammates after his hat-trick in last night's 5-0 victory over Almeria. The Cameroon international said: "Playing with Xavi and Leo (Messi) makes everything so easy. The joy with which we play is a pleasure. "We always play to score, but we also work hard in defence and personally I always try to do my best even when I don't have the ball."

Samuel Eto'o deflected praise to his Barcelona teammates after his hat-trick in last night's 5-0 victory over Almeria.

The Cameroon international said: "Playing with Xavi and Leo (Messi) makes everything so easy. The joy with which we play is a pleasure.

"We always play to score, but we also work hard in defence and personally I always try to do my best even when I don't have the ball."

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