Milan Jovanovic states he does not want to be considered by Serbia until he is playing regularly at Liverpool. The 29-year-old forward moved to Anfield as a free agent over the summer, fresh from catching the eye at the 2010 World Cup, but has since struggled in England.
He is ruling out a return to international football any time soon, though, with it imperative that he gives his full attention to domestic duties.
Speaking after Serbia's 1-0 win over Bulgaria on Wednesday, Jovanovic told Sport: "Did I go to the airport to wish my friends good luck before the game in Sofia? No, because I didn't want to be in the spotlight for nothing. This isn't how I do things.
"I am 29 years old and I have a career which is quite good.
"But I know when I am not playing well and that is why I told my national coach (Vladimir) Petrovic that I don't want to be called up until I am playing first-team football at Liverpool.
"This is the honest thing to do and I wouldn't have it any other way."