Eto'o wants central role

  • Last Updated: June 18 2010, 11:43 BST

Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o is desperate for a more central role during the upcoming game against Denmark.

Eto'o - hoping for central role.

The Indomitable Lions take on the Danes in Pretoria on Saturday, with both sides having lost their opening games in Group C.

Cameroon will be disappointed with their performance though, as they went down 1-0 to Japan, while Holland beat Denmark 2-0.

Senior players within the ranks have called on manager Paul Le Guen to drop the inexperienced members of the team against Denmark, as the likes of Rigobert Song, Geremi and Alex Song were all left on the bench in the opening tie.

And Inter Milan ace Eto'o wants to become a central striker, after being used on the right wing against Japan.

"At the end of the World Cup, Paul must answer to the officials. And me, as a player and captain, I must do the same," he said.

"I played where the coach wanted. I gave it everything and I tried to put my team-mates in good positions to do their job.

"(But) I am the best scorer in the history of the Cameroon national team because I play in a certain position."

If Holland and Japan draw in the other group game at the weekend, then a defeat would see either Cameroon or Denmark eliminated.

And midfielder Enoh Eyong Takang knows the African outfit must improve if they are going to stand a chance.

"It really is a do-or-die game. We must win it if we want a chance to progress," he added.

"We have to get the strike force going. We will have to score on Saturday."