Samuel Eto'o Gives Sky Sports Interview in French, John Terry Translates Badly

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Samuel Eto'o, the hat-trick hero for Chelsea in their 3-1 Premier League victory over Manchester United, was naturally called upon to give a post-match interview to Sky Sports.

The only trouble was that the Cameroonian didn't speak enough English to chat, so kept reverting to French.

It left interviewer Geoff Shreeves a little confused, but fortunately there was help on hand from the nearby translator—Chelsea captain John Terry.

"I wasn't quite expecting that," Shreeves said when Eto'o reeled off an answer in French.

Following a few unsuccessful exchanges in English at the Sky Sports man's request, Eto'o quickly switches back to French.

It's left up to Terry to explain: "Very much so, JT's my best mate..." he helpfully translates.

Perhaps the saddest aspect of this interview is just how deeply uninteresting Eto'o's answers were in French.

When asked about the hat-trick at the start of the clip, his answer (really) translates to:

My first hat-trick with Chelsea...I'm satisfied but even more happy because the team was able to take three points.

It's not a dig at Eto'o, but just a reflection that in any language, asking a footballer whether he's happy about a hat-trick is likely to result in a boring platitude.

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