Tadić driven by self-improvement

By SFC Media Sat 08 Oct Dušan Tadić

Dušan Tadić says he is driven by a desire to constantly improve himself for the benefit of the team.

Tadić’s has enjoyed an impressive run of form during Saints six game unbeaten run in all competitions, scoring his first goal of the season against West Ham United.

And despite adding to that by scoring and assisting twice against Moldova on Thursday night for Serbia, the playmaker insists that players should always be looking to push their boundaries.

He said: “I’m that kind of person who likes always to improve myself and I think I can play much, much better as well as my team.

“This is always like that. You try to push yourself much more and I will try to improve further and cause more danger for opponents to make our fans happy.

“You want to show your best in every game and in training. You always need to be looking to improve your game to help your team take points.”

Claude Puel’s new system is starting to click after a natural transitional period at the start of the campaign.

That has seen Tadić’s role change slightly and it is something he is enjoying being a part of.

He said: “I used to play the number 10 role but we now have a lot of players in the middle.

“We are told that sometimes we need to stretch opponents which means I will have more space on the pitch.

“This is really important as I used to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, when you have wingers who stretch opponents which makes it easier for me.

“I think Arsenal was the best 30 minutes in the season as there was a lot of rotation which is difficult to defend against.

“We can be really dangerous when we’re like that.”

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