Sebastien Bassong believes that the decision not to involve him in January’s African Cup of Nations has proven to be a blessing.
The defender was left out of Paul Le Guen’s squad for the tournament and his national boss explained that it was better for him to play regular football for Tottenham, rather than be on the bench for Cameroon.
Bassong’s performances for Spurs have been rewarded with an inclusion in Cameroon’s provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup, along with Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
“Of course, it hurt that I didn’t go to the African Nations Cup,” said Bassong.
“I was talking with Harry (Redknapp) and Paul Le Guen, and he took his decision. He had his own reasons that he explained to me.
“If I went to the African Nations Cup I wouldn’t be playing so he thought it was better for me to stay at Tottenham to compete for my place here and help them stay in the top four.
“I don’t know if Harry spoke to him but it was a good thing, maybe the best thing for the club but not for Cameroon.”
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