Eto'o said: "I would like to thank Fabio Capello because I've never had the opportunity to do it. I would like to do it now in front of everyone. Thanks a lot Capello, thanks to your efforts, my family is able to eat and to live properly. Football made me able to do it. It's the thing that I love the most in this world".
He added: "Thanks for giving me the chance and for everything you've done to my family".
Eto'o has also a message to FIFA president: "I support the idea of having 48 national teams in the next world cup. I will do it on behalf of the African continent. This achievement will be a great news for those that used to be unable to participate in this international competition".