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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Dusan Tadic refuses to play for Serbia boss Radovan Curcic

Dusan Tadic was not called into the Serbia squad despite excelling for Southampton.

Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic says he will refuse any future call-ups from Serbia while Radovan Curcic remains the manager.

Tadic was left out of Curcic's squad for this the upcoming friendlies against Poland and Estonia, and he lashed out at the manager for not selecting him.

"I play in the world's strongest league and then I find out in the newspapers that I am no longer good enough to play for the national team," he told Belgrade's Beta news agency on Monday, according to Reuters.

"Someone could have at least called me and told me over the phone. This is humiliating and disrespectful, hence I will no longer play for Serbia while Curcic is in charge.

"I don't think Curcic is up to the task. I'd like to be more positive but a coach who has not been in charge of a top team aiming for titles does not have the potential, the authority or the knowledge to lead a national team to victories."

Serbia failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championship after Curcic replaced Dick Advocaat three games into the campaign.

National team director Savo Milosevic said Tadic's comments did him no favours if he ever wants to resume his international career.

"Tadic is wrong if he thinks his national team status will change in the future after what he's done," Milosevic told the Tanjug news agency.

"The national team doesn't need the likes of him. There is no place for individuals who think they are God's gift and Tadic's gesture shows Curcic was right to axe him.

"He's shown that he only cares for himself and not the team. Serbia need players who are prepared to work together for a common cause,"

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