If he does not really fit in with his coach’s plans at Barça, the midfielder intends to fight to earn his place in Catalonia.
It was one of the most talked about operations of the summer. Arthur at Juventus, Miralem Pjanic at Barcelona. An exchange of good practices which led the Brazilian to continue his development on the side of the Old Lady, and the Bosnian to seriously chew the brakes in Catalonia. Indeed, Miralem Pjanic has played very little since his arrival. His trainer Ronald Koeman prefers other elements and the former FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais expected to be treated in a completely different way …
“What am I asking Koeman about? Continuity”
Despite everything, Miralem Pjanic refuses to give up and does not want to hear about a departure in the next summer transfer window. “I want to stay, of course, I did not sign for Barça to leave the following year. I signed to mark the history of a club which had been on my path for many years”, assures the player to Mundo Deportivo.
“What do I ask Koeman? Continuity, two or three games to be able to show my football. That’s what every player needs. But I will continue to work in every training to deserve this opportunity. The coach is betting a lot. on the youngsters of La Masia, it’s very good for the club because it allows you to keep a style and to bet on players that you have trained. But I can bring my experience to important matches “, promises the one who is now 30 years old.
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Surprisingly outstripped by young Ilaix Moriba and Riqui Puig and more logically by executives such as Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri or Sergi Roberto, Miralem Pjanic will however have to fight to find his place. Last December, he had already railed against his starving playing time.
“Should I play more? Yes, and that’s what I want. Honestly, I don’t even understand the reason for this situation. Clearly I want to play a lot more. I know I can give a lot, and when the coach questioned me I always answered, I did well, I played good matches “, he had confided, bitter.