Although the Dutchman did not leave in the summer, Inter did cash in by selling Eto'o to Anzhi. There were rumours the Cameroon striker could return to San Siro for two months on loan during the Russian League's winter break.
"He is a great friend, but it wouldn't make much sense being here for only two months. What would happen to those who had been playing before he arrived?
"I like playing in Italy, as I enjoy the pressure. I am someone who always wants to battle and gives his best under pressure."