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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 March, 2004, 14:34 GMT
Camara blasts Leeds
Leeds on-loan defender Zoumana Camara
Leeds' on-loan defender Zoumana Camara has admitted he would not have joined the club from Lens if he had known their financial predicament.

Camara is at Elland Road for a season and has been a peripheral figure for Eddie Gray's struggling side.

"Financially and sport-wise the club is at the bottom of the abyss," he said.

"This is the first time I've witnessed such a situation. If I'd known I would not have come, it's very depressing," he told French newspaper L'Equipe.

I feel I am not in the coach's favour. But I get paid regularly and am in good health
Zoumana Camara

Camara was brought to Elland Road by former boss Peter Reid and has only figured once since November.

The 24-year-old says little information was given to the players about the financial situation until they agreed to defer their wages.

"At the start we would find out about the club's situation via the press, no-one would tell us what was happening," he added.

"But since we accepted to reduce our salaries by 25% the managers tell us more.

"Since the arrival of the new coach the French players [Didier Domi, Lamine Sakho] don't play anymore.

"As far as I am concerned I feel I am not in his favour either. At least we get paid regularly and I am in good health."

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