Samuel Eto’o strongly rejected Matip’s requests to be recalled to the Cameroon national team for World Cup.
“This is a national team. We don’t tolerate people who think they are the special ones. Who only wants to be with us when they see honey and fruitfulness. We worked hard alone, and we have a big respect for players who honor this nation in bad and in good times. I myself had been in best teams in Europe, but I have never undermined playing for the Lions. I think Matip times are over, he must permanently stay in Liverpool. Those who started this job, they will finish it in Qatar. It doesn’t matter who they are, but they are going to Qatar to enjoy their fruits of qualifying. No one will eat their fruits of success, but them”