John Obi Mikel backs Samuel Eto'o to recover after debut woe

Samuel Eto'o's debut could have got off to the perfect start after only five minutes but he directed a close-range header from Ramires's cross wastefully wide.

updated: September 15, 2013 18:31 IST
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London: Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel insists Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o will bounce back quickly after his disappointing debut.

Eto'o endured a frustrating first taste of the Premier League as he missed several chances in Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday.

After two seasons with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, the 32-year-old looked well short of the sharpness required to thrive in the English top-flight, but Nigeria midfielder Mikel predicts it will not be long before Eto'o is striking fear into defences again.

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