Friday, 15th November, 2013
Samuel Eto'o has accused his Cameroon team-mates of a plot not to pass him the ball against Tunisia, claiming it was the reason he dropped back into midfield.
Cameroon drew 0-0 with Tunisia in their bid to reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a result which, with home advantage in the second leg, leaves them in pole position.
However, all is not well in the Cameroon camp, with Eto'o making an astonishing claim at a press conference ahead of the return.
"My team-mates decided not to pas me the ball", said Eto'o.
"That is why, having heard this information before, I decided to move into midfield to take control myself in the first leg against Tunisia."
But Cameroon coach Volker Fink was quick to quash Eto'o claims and accused the Chelsea striker of telling the "stories of a schoolyard".
"I have not seen it. Go and watch the game. I did more than once and I did not feel that a player had refused to pass to Eto'o or another team-mate.
"There may be animosity between players in a group, but there was never any question of refusing to give [the ball] to Eto'o.
"These are stories of a schoolyard."
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