Campbell accuses of broken promises at Notts County

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London, Sep 27 (ANI): Former England defender Sol Campbell has insisted that he walked out on Sven Goran Eriksson's Notts County revolution because promises made to him were broken.

The former England defender quit the League Two club after just 29 days. And speaking about his decision for the first time, Campbell reveals: "I knew I would be the club's first big signing but was told I would be the first of many."

"Names like Roberto Carlos and Benjani were mentioned. But nothing materialised. And you know when people have money because things happen quickly. The only thing I'm guilty of is taking people at their word," News of the World quoted Campbell, as saying.

The centre-half was back in London enjoying the weekend sunshine at his luxurious Chelsea home, calmly taking stock after his shock exit from Meadow Lane.

Campbell, 35, has stunned the football world by leaving Sven Goran Eriksson's League Two side by mutual consent on Tuesday after playing in just one match - an away defeat at Morecambe last week.

Campbell emphasised: "The only thing I'm guilty of is taking people at their word and giving people the benefit of the doubt. So I'm not embarrassed, not hurt or humbled or anything like that - I am just disappointed.

"I bought into a dream and I wanted to make that dream a reality. But it took me less than a month to realise that it was all heading to a different conclusion."

It all seemed so exciting for Campbell when he agreed a five-year deal at Meadow Lane last month, signing on to an ambitious project to lift lowly County from the basement division to the Premier League. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 14:32 [IST]
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