Bassong has now revealed the pair had spent the build- up to the last encounter winding each other up.
But it seemed to inspire Eto’o as he bagged a brace in Inter’s 4-3 win.
Bassong, 24, said: “The thing is I am used to playing with Eto’o, and also against him in training with the national team.
“But he is a great player, amazing technically, and I really had to concentrate.
“I’d been in touch with him before the game and we were texting each other. I took the p*** out of him, and he took the p*** about me.
“I get to play against him again now very quickly – but I tell you what, I won’t be texting him back when he texts me!
“I hope it is going to be a different story this time around at White Hart Lane.”