Tadić: International break won't affect us

By SFC Media Mon 03 Oct Leicester vs Saints

Dušan Tadić feels the international break will have no bearing on Saints form after a fantastic run.

A goalless draw with champions Leicester City helped to clock up a sixth game unbeaten and a sixth clean sheet.

And as Tadić prepares to go away with Serbia for qualifiers against Moldova and Austria, he insists it will not disrupt the momentum when they return ahead of the Premier League clash with Burnley.

Reflecting on the draw at Leicester, he said: “I felt we had the initiative, we probably dominated the game and deserved more.

“You always want a victory but when that’s not possible a point is ok. This is our philosophy.

“We need to look forward. We have the international break where we will try to play good for our teams and then we will come to prepare for the next games.

“The break doesn’t mean anything, because we all have important international games so that’s never a problem for us.”

Charlie Austin, José Fonte, Steven Davis and Ryan Bertrand all returned to the side after being left out of the squad for the trip to Hapoel Be’er Sheva in a bid to keep the side refreshed.

Tadić replaced Jake Hesketh in the first half in Israel, but said he felt no effects from the midweek trip on Sunday.

He added: “It’s everything in the head. I think it is more of a phsycological thing. If you tell yourself you are not tired then you are not tired.

“We felt good, it was not an issue and we are professionals who need to prepare well for a game.

“We didn’t take three points but they are the champions of England so we also need to respect that.”

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