Pantelic fumes at Hertha
Marko Pantelic could leave Hertha Berlin in protest at the way he has been treated by the club's management.
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 29/10/08 4:01pm
Marko Pantelic has hinted that he could leave Hertha Berlin in protest at the way he has been treated by the club's management.
The Serbia international has been in hot water several times as a result of his antics both on and off of the pitch and has now spoken out about his frustration at the capital city club.
"I have to protect myself from all the rubbish and lies that I've read and heard about myself over the past 18 months," Pantelic told SportBild.
"The fans and several other people have been protecting me at Hertha, but not the management."
Pantelic has been a prolific goalscorer for Hertha since joining the club in 2005 and he cannot understand why he is not shown more respect.
He said: "I have had a great season every season I have been here. I have scored nine goals in 16 games this season, but all that doesn't seem to be respected.
"Nobody talks to me. Someone from the management team should come to me and say: Your goal ratio isn't good enough for Hertha Berlin.
"I could accept that and then I would go. I am absolutely fed up with this game of hide-and-seek being played behind my back.
"It is unfair and I haven't deserved to be treated like this after all these years."