Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic was angry after his side’s 4-1 defeat in the hands of Czech Republic and criticized the attitude of some of his national teammates.
Czech Republic defeated Serbia 4-1 on Friday at Ostrava and it was Serbia’s 7th defeat in 11 games.
Serbia had a dismal Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and have won just four games in the past one year, Matic has become deeply frustrated and has threatened to walk out of the national team if some of his teammates refuse to change their attitude.
“I always try to lead by example but some people don’t want to see that,” he told reporters.
“The attitude of some players is unacceptable, not just on the pitch but off it too and it was obvious from the moment we got together on Monday.
“I told our coach [Radovan Curcic] there is no point in me carrying on with the national team if things don’t change.”
Refeerring to Serbia’s heated 2-0 victory over rivals Albania,
Matic added: “When our personal reputations were on the line we did everything right.
“But I’d really like to know whether some of my team mates apply the same poor work ethic at their clubs as they do in the national team most of the time.”
Matic is also struggling with Chelsea after the club’s dismal start to the season. Matic’s Chelsea sit 16th on the premier league table.