The Cameroon international, now at Saint-Etienne, claims he feels good about not being contracted to a big company and took a swing at the high prices of regulation footwear.
“I’d rather be free than to prostitute myself for a sponsor,” he told Canal+.
“In all honesty, when you’re an African player, it’s not that interesting to have a sponsor. When you’re European, it’s better because business is done in Europe.
“I buy shoes for €30. It’s a good price for comfortable boots. You can find them on eBay, and they’re not expensive.
“Being fashionable is expensive, but you’re more distinguished to be vintage.”