Andre Onana broke silence on being dropped from Cameroon World Cup squad by Indomitable Lions head coach Rigobert Song.
The Inter Milan goalkeeper has been left out of the squad few hours before the game against Serbia (3-3).
The 26-year old was believed to have left Qatar immediatly but he has been spotted after his team’s draw against Serbia.
Speaking on his decision, Rigobert Song confirmed that he took it for “disciplinary reasons”.
Many have been criticizing the former Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper since his manager’s post-match press conference, btu he has now broken his silence.
“I want to express my affection for my country and the national team”, Onana said in his statement.
“Yesterday I was not allowed to be on the ground to help Cameroon, as I always do, to achieve the team’s goals. I always behaved in a way to lead the team to success in a good manner.
“I have put all my efforts and energy into finding solutions to a situation that a footballer often experiences, but there has been no will on the other side.
“Some moments are difficult to assimilate. However, I always respect and support the decisions of the people in charge of pursuing the success of our team and country.
“I extend all my strength to my team-mates because we demonstrated that we are capable of going very far in this competition.
“The values that I promote as a person and as a player are the ones that identify me, and that my family has given me since my childhood. Representing Cameroon has always been a privilege. The nation first and forever.”
In addition, Andre Onana has left Qatar on Tuesday morning as his World Cup ends before the final group stage match.