"He's a leader. An exceptional man for the dressing room.
"He dragged the team that year, not only on the field, transferring his winning mentality to his companions.
"For the Treble, we owe a great coach, (Jose) Mourinho, and a great motivator as Eto'o. He trained giving everything. His great intelligence led him to accept what the coach asked of him.
"Only he could do that. He wanted to win and had to show it to the team."