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​Puel reveals talks with Southampton midfielder Tadic over critical comments

Southampton boss Claude Puel has spoken to Dusan Tadic to discuss the midfielder's comments accusing him of a lack of "respect".

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."

Ian Ferris
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