Keisuke Honda has expressed his unhappiness at being benched at AC Milan, with talks of a departure come January getting stronger.
Honda has only made four starts for AC Milan so far this season and has been on the bench since September 22.
And since he has not gotten a starting spot for a while, Honda has been linked with a move to the premier league.
“The Milan situation is not easy,” the 29-year-old said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“To be on the bench for so many matches is something that has never happened to me before and I am beginning to understand how it feels to be on the outside.
“My position with the national team group, fortunately, is different.”
Honda publicly disagreed with head coach Mihajlovic last month after he criticised the players for a poor start to the season, a run of results that has since turned around with Milan now up to sixth in the table after five league matches without defeat.