Dusan Tadic isn’t pleased with his prominence at Southampton under Claude Puel, feeling he’s not quite as important in the manager’s plans as he should be.
Tadic has already made a call for more respect, believing he can given more to Southampton than he’s currently being allowed to, and now he’s reiterated those feelings to the Serbian media.
The Southampton player has joined up with Serbia ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Georgia on Friday, and like most of the Serbian squad he’s been speaking to the local media.
Mondo quote Tadic as saying: “I’m ready and it means a lot to the team, so I don’t think the coach needs to substitute me, but I deserve more respect. I need to play 90 minutes because I feel this way, and the statistics show both.”
The Southampton player insisted he’s in great physical condition and is able to play full matches for his club, rather than being brought off the pitch early by manager Claude Puel.
On his future, Tadic certainly isn’t at the stage where he’s already openly talking about a summer transfer: “I haven’t thought about what I’m going to do at the end of the season, now I concentrate only on the national team and Southampton.”