Djuricic says he's eyeing Southampton exit - This boy should shut up

Filip Djuricic's interview with Portuguese newspaper Record has dropped little bombs all over the place. Not only has he basically blamed the club's much loved manager Jorge Jesus for his failure to make it there last season - saying Jesus showed a lack of faith not shared by fans or others at Benfica, he's also turned on a sixpence regarding what he wants from the future.

Cast your mind back all of two weeks and you may remember Djuricic speaking to the BBC and saying how he'd like to remain at Southampton beyond the end of his current loan "I'm here to help the team reach the Champions League and after that it's my goal to stay here if at all possible."

Nice words from the 23 year old and endearing to Southampton fans, but he's said something quite different to Portugal's Record "Benfica is my club. In my head, I'm a Benfica player. Let's see what happens in the summer. It's the ideal club for a player. It's the level of Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Bayern, Juventus, Milan... I want to win titles, play the Champions League and do something at a big club. I wouldn't want to leave Benfica without leaving a mark. I like Benfica. However, if my happiness is in another place, I have to move on."

There used to be a time when footballers could say one thing to one set of fans and a completely different thing to another set of fans, and nobody would ever be any the wiser - that was before the internet. Djuricic would probably be best advised to stop talking for a while and concentrate on helping Southampton out of their relative slump. Follow us on Twitter @Sport_Witness

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