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Bassong unhappy with Spurs chances

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Sebastien Bassong admits he is concerned about Tottenham’s potential Europa League exit, saying he is now unsure where his next game will come from.

The Cameroon international made an immediate impression when he joined the north London outfit from Newcastle in 2009 and featured heavily in Tottenham’s maiden Champions League campaign last term, but since then has fallen out of favour with manager Harry Redknapp and has started just one Premier League game this season.

Bassong was selected for Tottenham's 2-1 defeat against PAOK Salonika on Tuesday but was partly at fault for one of the goals that leaves Spurs’ chances of qualifying for the next round hanging by a thread, and the former Newcastle man was left ruing what could now be a season on the sidelines.

“We have got a big squad so everyone has to get his chance or his time on the pitch so this competition is made for that,’ said Bassong.

“It is really important to still being involved in all the competitions. Only 11 players can start a game in the league. So we have to try to find a balance to make everyone happy.” He added.

Bassong has previously expressed a desire to leave Tottenham because of a lack of first team action, telling the Evening Standard last month: “I would love to have a long-term future at Spurs but if I'm not playing enough, I don't think I'll be able to stay at the club."

Fellow fringe players at White Hart Lane have also expressed concerns over where opportunities for first team football will come from with Redknapp seemingly set on his first choice XI, with Jermain Defore, Vedran Corluka, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Heurelho Gomes all linked with a move away from Spurs in recent weeks.

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