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Seb awaits World Cup fate

Posted on 13 November 2009  - 12:00

Sebastien Bassong has made it clear just how much qualifying for next summer's World Cup with Cameroon would mean to him.

Seb awaits World Cup fate

Sebastien Bassong has made it clear just how much qualifying for next summer's World Cup with Cameroon would mean to him.

The Indomitable Lions travel to Morocco on Saturday one point clear of rivals Gabon - whose result against Togo the same day they must make sure they better - in their qualifying group.

And Seb said: "Of course it is a vital match for us. Right now it is so important that it's on my mind all the time. We just have to go to the World Cup, it means so much to everyone in Cameroon, and I know that we will do it.

"Every player wants to play in the World Cup Finals and it will be wonderful if it happens. I also know that if we reach South Africa, as I expect, we will take our chance and show what we can do.

"It is in our own hands - we simply must not falter. Of course, football is never that straightforward but I know we will be OK."

Unfortunately though, Seb can have little influence on the outcome as he sits out with the hamstring injury he picked up in our recent defeat at Arsenal.

He will therefore be relying on Spurs team-mate Benoit Assou-Ekotto and others to complete the job, and send Cameroon through to what would be an African record sixth World Cup finals.

The 23-year-old added: "It is so frustrating for me to be injured and unable to be involved but I have every confidence in our squad.

"I am always on the phone to Benoit and the rest of the players but they don't need my advice nor any motivation from me. I still tell them anyway but they don't need it. They are focused on what they have to do - and they will do it."