Thulani Serero has explained his decision to snub Bafana Bafana, saying that he would rather sit on his sofa at home in Netherlands than sit on the bench for the national team.
Serero responded to Bafana and coach Stuart Baxter for the first time since the snub and highlighted his disappointment at the lack of game-time.
‘The sofa in Arnhem is more comfortable than the South African bench‚’ he told the Dutch media.
‘I have thought about it long and hard. If the national teams wants me‚ then I must play.
‘As the situation is now I don’t want to go. What the consequences are for my international career we’ll see .
‘I understand what was at stake and that the games were important but if I wasn’t going to play‚ I did not want to fly to South Africa for nothing.
‘Up to now I’ve gone back to Holland very disappointed each time [after not playing] Three times I flew over full of expectation but on none of the occasions did I get a chance to play.
‘That hit my confidence. I can’t then have to build up confidence again at Vitesse. I’d rather stay and keep my standard and my rhythm.
‘It’s a sad for me. But I was also most surprised that I travelled three times and was never used,’ he concluded.