The Serbia international said recently: "I don't think the coach needs to substitute me, but I deserve more respect."
Puel's preference for a rotation system has been a significant feature of his management since his summer appointment, and asked if he had spoken to the 28-year-old, he responded: "Yes.
"All the players can have disappointment after the game. I understand this but we sorted it internally.
"He knows it was not a good response. It is always better to give good answers on the pitch."