Sessegnon demands PSG exit
Stephane Sessegnon says it is 'impossible' for him to stay at PSG after being insulted by Antoine Kombouare.
Last Updated: 24/12/10 1:12pm
Stephane Sessegnon believes it is 'impossible' for him to stay at Paris St Germain after being insulted by manager Antoine Kombouare.
The highly-rated Benin international claims Kombouare swore at him in training earlier this week and he no longer wants to be part of the club.
Speculation over Sessegnon's future has been intensifying for some time but Kombouare has always stressed he is not for sale.
However, it appears the 26-year-old is not prepared to take no for an answer after his relationship with Kombouare took a turn for the worse.
"The coach insulted me," Sessegnon, who has been capped over 30 times by his country, told L'Equipe.
"I believe that a coach cannot call one of his players 'a******' or call him 'a s*** player' as was the case with me on Tuesday.
"That is what he said to me, I am not going to cover up what he said.
"Under these conditions, it appears to me that it is impossible to continue to play for Paris. Impossible."
Sessegnon does not believe there is any way he and Kombouare can resolve their differences.
"It has gone too far," he said. "I had so much respect for him, he was someone I really appreciated, but what he said has really hurt me.
"He has his character, I have mine. But here, this has gone beyond repair."
Kombouare denies using such language and insists that Sessegnon still has a future at Parc des Princes.
"I accept that the discussion was animated but never would I permit myself to insult him in such a manner," the 47-year-old told AFP.
"I have a lot of respect for him. I simply defended the interests of the club and the squad.
"It has been two months that he and his agent have been putting pressure on us for him to leave.
"For me everything is clear: Stephane will not be leaving. I do not want to lose an important player. We will see what the situation is at the end of the season."