On Monday they were seconds away from winning their first league game of the season at the seventh attempt, but Rizespor scored in stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw. Eto’o went out to meet with many of the angered supporters after the match and didn’t just promise they’d finish in the top 10 despite their shocking start – he put €100,000 of his money where his mouth is.
One fan, named in Turkish press as Mehmet Akdeniz, asked Eto’o: “We have Besiktas next, what will the state of the team be and when will we win?”
Eto, who answered through an interpreter, told him: “We will finish in the top 10 of the Super Lig, I stand by what I said and my promise.
“Believe me, I will give you €100,000 if we don’t finish in the top 10.”
Eto’o then took the name and number of the lucky fan – who will surely spend the rest of the season torn between wanting his team to win and wanting €100,000!