Former FC Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o has revealed that he “suffers” when he watches the Catalan giants this season.

The Cameroon legend enjoyed a successful spell with the Blaugrana, which included two UEFA Champions League titles and three LaLiga triumphs, among other pieces of silverware.

Barca’s hopes of winning the two aforementioned trophies this season do not seem high, though, with Ronald Koeman’s team currently bottom of their Champions League group while simultaneously languishing in the middle of the LaLiga table.

In a recent interview, Eto’o broke his silence on the struggles his former club is facing this season, ahead of their first El Clasico against Real Madrid on 24 October.

“Recently, Barcelona have made me suffer,” the 40-year-old told Festival dello Sport di Trento.

“These are tough times for those of us who love the club.

“It would be hard to accept group stage elimination in the Champions League. I still hope they can go through.

“Barcelona have started the season badly, but the Clasico is a unique match and the players must make the most of it to change the dynamic of the season.”

Eto’o scored 130 goals and provided 40 assists in 199 matches during his time with Barcelona.