Assou-Ekotto explains headbutt on Cameroon teammate Moukandjo Benoit Assou-Ekotto has explained his 'headbutt' on Cameroon team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo in the 4-0 defeat to Croatia. Benoit Assou-Ekotto has explained his 'headbutt' on Cameroon team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo in the 4-0 defeat to Croatia. Close Sky Sports Jun 21, 2014 at 6:11a ET Benoit Assou-Ekotto has explained his 'headbutt' on Cameroon teammate Benjamin Moukandjo in the 4-0 defeat to Croatia. The Tottenham left-back, who spent last season on loan at QPR, was involved in an angry exchange with midfielder Moukandjo towards the end of Wednesday's World Cup Group A clash in Manaus. Assou-Ekotto threw his head towards Moukandjo in the closing moments in an unsavory conclusion to the contest. In L'Equipe, Assou-Ekotto attempted to explain what led to his confrontation with the Nancy forward. "It all started with the first match against Mexico (a 1-0 defeat)," said the 30-year-old. "Moukandjo was on my flank, he tried to dribble past two opponents and lost the ball. "I told him he should pass it to me. He replied I was right. The same situation happened against Croatia again. Everyone can make a mistake. But when I told him again, he replied: "Get off my back!" "I could not accept his reaction. There was so much frustration in that match. LATEST FROM GOAL.COM Goal.com and FOXSoccer.com have teamed up to bring you the best in world soccer coverage. Check out Goal.com here. "Now people take me for an idiot. I could not control my temper. If the score was 0-0, it would have not happened. "When we went back to the changing-room, Samuel Eto'o talked to me, but I was so angry that I didnât admit I was wrong. "The next day, we met with Moukandjo again during breakfast and we shook hands. "That kind of thing can happen when a team doesn't work right. I didn't think. Millions of people were watching at the match, and a lot of kids. "I have not been threatened with a ban from the group. I am a human being and I can get upset just like anyone."