Samuel Eto'o accuses Cameroon teammates of not wanting him to score | inside World Soccer

Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o has sensationally accused his teammates of conspiring against him during their goalless draw against Tunisia in the World Cup play-off earlier last month.

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o in action during their World Cup qualifier against Tunisia
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o in action during their World Cup qualifier against Tunisia

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Speaking in a press conference ahead of the return leg in Yaoundé on Sunday, the Chelsea striker said: "My teammates decided not to pass me the ball, and when you watched me retreating to the midfield to chase the ball, it's because I heard of the plot.

"Football is a collective sport. You are obliged to pass the ball even to your worst enemy, especially when he is in a good position to receive it.

"It is time to put all these issues behind us and concentrate on Sunday's match. We need to unite, chat during the game and do our best to obtain the result that the entire nation is expecting from us.

"Since our coach is right here, I want him to help stop the act of not passing the ball to a player on the field."

However, Cameroon coach Volker Finke insisted that he never noticed such a situation during the 0-0 draw.

He said: "I didn't see anything of such a nature during that match.

"Each of you can go and watch the video once more. I have watched it over again for about six to seven times. I never noticed any time when a player refused to pass the ball to Eto'o or any other player.

"There could be some issues between the players but nobody refused to kick the ball to Eto'o during that encounter. To me it sounds much like a kindergarten talk."

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