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Bassong eyes January transfer


Sebastien Bassong

Sebastien Bassong

Sebastien Bassong

Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong would be open to the possibility of a January transfer to QPR after claiming he was unfairly left out of Spurs' first team at the start of the season.

Bassong played well in Thursday night's 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan and is now set for a spell in Tottenham's league side thanks to injuries to William Gallas, Michael Dawson and Ledley King. The defender is happy that he will get more game time, but admits he has found not playing this season hard to take.

"Has not playing often been difficult? Yes, of course. I'm human - I have feelings and emotions," Bassong said. "But no matter what happens, I have to take it and move on. Yes, it's been difficult - my situation has been difficult, I think everyone knows that."

He added: "I think maybe it wasn't that fair, but that's football and life is not fair sometimes, so what do you want me to do? I just keep playing and smiling. It's okay."

Now with the backing of Air Asia tycoon Tony Fernandes, QPR boss Neil Warnock has plenty of funds available for new signings in the January transfer window.

Bassong has been one of the names strongly linked with the west London outfit recently, but the centre-back hopes to take the upcoming opportunity of first-team football with both hands and persuade Redknapp he should be a regular in the league.

Should he fail to do so, however, Bassong would be open to leaving the club in January.

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"I'm interested in everything," he said. "I'm not going to say 'No, I'm not interested in anyone who's coming for me'. First of all, I want to play for Spurs. When I'm playing here, I'm happy. Then, if I'm not playing enough, then we're going to think about something else.

"But for now, I played (against Kazan), I've come back fine - I'm happy. When you get a chance to play, you feel more confident. When the manager gives you a chance to play, no matter which games it is, you feel better.

"You can express yourself and show people you're still here and that the manager can count on you. I think that's what I'm doing and I think I'm doing well."

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