Bassong targets Tottenham exit

Bassong, 24, has started just seven of Spurs’ 37 Premier League

games this season and has been an unused substitute on 30 occasions

in all competitions. The Cameroon international started 25 league

games in the 2009-10 campaign as Tottenham finished fourth to

qualify for the Champions League, and the former Newcastle player

feels as though he has gone “from heaven to hell” in 12 months. He

told the Guardian: “For a bit I felt lost because I haven’t faced

this situation before in my career. I feel that I have gone

backwards, like I have gone from heaven to hell. “I am a guy who

simply has to play. I would never just sit there and take the

money. I am reaching an age where, if I don’t play week in, week

out, and if I don’t feel real trust in me, then I can’t stay, no

matter which club it is.” Bassong’s admission follows on from

Jermain Defoe hinting at a move away from White Hart Lane if he

continues to play a limited role up front for the club.