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“Money has never been my only desire”- Bassogog responds to critics who say he moved to China for money!


After Indomitable Lion; Christian Bassogog signed a 35 Million Euro five year contract with Chinese team; Henan Jianye F.C, many people criticized him for moving over to China
He granted an interview after his first match with his new team and when asked about it this was his response:
“People are free to have their opinions, but I want to say that money has never been my only desire. I come from New Bell in Douala and yes I would like better for myself, I would like to be able to do the things a good son does for his mother, things a good brother does for his brothers and sisters, so Yes I understand the role of money in life. You can not explain how important water is to a man who is thirsty. But you can not drink too fast either, 



If money was all I wanted, I would not have joined Rainbow Sports and moved to North Carolina to play Wilmington, and I would not have agreed to move to Aalborg, Denmark. But I did all these things because I agree with my agent that as young men in this game we need to concentrate our energy and be ready to learn, to test ourselves and to push, to try to stay hungry in order to try to reach the top as our big brother Samuel Eto’o did. There’s a long way to go, now I’m writing a story that shows another way that’s not better or worse, but that’s just different. 

I’ve just joined a league that has players like Oscar, Gervinho, Tevez, Mbia, Jon Obi Mikel, Ighalo, Cissé, Axel Witsel, Gomes, GrazianoPelle, Lavezzi, Ramires, Teixeira, Paulinho, Pato, Hernanes and Jackson Martinez. So you have coaches like my coach JiaXiuquan and others like Scolari, Manuel Pellegrini, André Villas Boas, Felix Magath, Fabio Cannavaro and Gus Poyet”.


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