Cameroonian national team coach Rigobert Song feels that Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana has made his own decision to leave the Cameroonian squad at the World Cup in Qatar.

Speaking at a press conference after Cameroon’s dramatic 3-3 draw with Serbia, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach emphasized that it had been the Nerazzurri keeper’s request to leave in his view, and stressed the importance of team discipline.

Onana unexpectedly was left out of the Cameroon starting eleven, and indeed matchday squad, for today’s second group stage match against Serbia.

The 26-year-old had started for Cameroon in their opener against Switzerland, but reports have suggested that a disagreement with Song about tactics was the reason for him being left out today.

Now, Onana may have no further part to play at the World Cup, and according to Song, it will be up to him.

“I give more importance to the team than to any individual player,” Song said.

“Onana asked to leave today, and we allowed him to.”

The coach then added that “I asked him to wait to decide whether to stay and behaviour in accordance with our rules, it’s up to him whether he remains or not.”