No home comforts for Southampton playmaker

Southampton playmaker Dusan Tadic has claimed that the secret to his impressive start at the South Coast club is the ease with which he has adjusted to the demands of English football.

In an interview with the Independent, the Serbian states that the pressure he had to endure while playing in his homeland was significantly higher than what he has experienced so far in England, which is why he has found the transition to Premier League football an easy one.

“In Serbia the pressure is amazing, nowhere is like that,” Tadic said.

“When we lose a game, it is like somebody dies, really horrible, and they put us in hotels after the match. It is bad for the players. This is not pressure, this is crazy.

“The supporters come, they kick players, it’s not nice. And then they don’t pay you your money on time, then you need to fight for your money. Then you are not just focused about football. Here, in this country, you are just focused on football, and you have nice pressure.”

Tadic has been ever-present this season in a Saints side that has rocketed to 2nd place in the league.

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