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Mauritius to Midlands

Posted on 10 September 2010  - 12:00

Sebastien Bassong swaps Mauritius for the Midlands on Saturday determined to bounce back from our surprise loss to Wigan.

Mauritius to Midlands

Sebastien Bassong swaps Mauritius for the Midlands on Saturday determined to bounce back from our surprise loss to Wigan.

The defender's latest international duty took him half-way around the world with Cameroon to Mauritius for an African Nations Cup qualifier.

Both Seb and team-mate Benoit Assou-Ekotto played 90 minutes as the Indomitable Lions, disappointing in Africa's first World Cup in South Africa in the summer, cruised to a 3-1 win.

"It was a long way to Mauritius, an 11-hour flight but we won, so that's all that matters," reflected Seb back at Spurs Lodge this week.

"It's important for us to do well in the African Nations Cup. Everyone knows the World Cup was disappointing for us but we have to forget that and move on."

The same theory could be applied to Saturday's trip to West Brom.

"We shouldn't have lost at home to Wigan but it happened, they won and it's behind us now, it's done," said Seb. "We have to bounce back at West Brom."

Seb comes back into contention after Michael Dawson's unfortunate injury on England duty.

"It's so unfortunate for Michael," he added. "When I heard about the injury, I text him straight away. I feel so bad for him, but we have to move on and do the job properly.

"We've lots of games coming up, the Champions League is coming and everyone is excited, but we cannot forget the league.

"It's a dream to play in the Champions League but we don't have to dream about it anymore, now we have to go and play in it. I can't wait."