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Le Guen to ring changes

2010-06-19 07:03

Pretoria - Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen has disclosed he will start three new players against Denmark in a decisive World Cup Group E match at Loftus Stadium here on Saturday.

Both Cameroon and Denmark lost their opening group games and need to get a result on Saturday if they are to stay alive in this tournament.

Cameroon's French coach Le Guen said his team underperformed in a shock 1-0 loss to Japan and he will therefore make some changes both in the personnel as well as the way some of them will play.

"Quite simply we didn't play well, we were well below par. I'm going to make some changes, three new players from the start and I'll change a few little things," said Le Guen.

"I'll do my job as coach and (be) the one who picks the team, I'm aware of my responsibilities. When I see that things aren't working, I change them.

"Against Japan, I tried to put the players in the positions they play for their clubs, with the exception of Stephane Mbia. When that doesn't work, I change things. I'm not rigid."

It is now likely that Le Guen will play skipper Samuel Eto'o in his more familiar centre-forward rather than wide on the right like he did against Japan.

Eto'o told a French television station that his best position was to play through the middle of attack.

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