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Loaned this season by FC Barcelona to Besiktas, Miralem Pjanic returned to his sidelining and did not spare Ronald Koeman.
Performing at the Juventus, Miralem Pjanic decided to leave Italy in the summer of 2020 to realize his childhood dream and join the FC Barcelona. « Leaving Juventus was not easy for me. It’s an extraordinary club but a player needs new things and new motivations. Joining FC Barcelona was a childhood dream. This is the most important step in my career. I want to contribute to the future of this club »He confided in September 2020 shortly after his arrival in Catalonia. But the dream quickly turned into a nightmare for the Bosnian international, tested positive for Covid-19 during the summer preparation. Having started a train behind his teammates, Miralem Pjanic was never able to convince his coach Ronald Koeman, who did not hesitate to leave him on the bench replacing a good part of the season. An untenable situation forr Miralem Pjanic. « It is not easy. I accept it with great difficulty. The exact reasons, I do not know them on the expected playing time. I focus on work but you have to accept that even if I don’t agree ” he confided last February. Placed on the transfer list, the midfielder decided to leave the FC Barcelona during this summer transfer window. The former player of theOL was offered to several clubs, according to exclusive information from 10Sport.com, but was ultimately loaned out until the end of the season at Besiktas, who will pay part of his salary. A few hours after his departure, Miralem Pjanic decided to take the floor in order to express himself on his last complicated months in Catalonia, but also on the decision of Ronald Koeman.
“The coach disrespected me”
« What if I was disrespected? Yes the coach. After nine years in Italy, I wanted to try to challenge. It was a good time to try. But I found a coach that I didn’t know. my situation was already complicated from the start. I arrive two weeks after the rest, I start to train little by little, alone, to prepare myself with the physical trainer, and to enter with my teammates. And nothing, two, three, four, seven, 10 days go by and the coach never came to talk a little about what he thought of the season, of me, to talk simply. Very strange, but good. It was only the beginning, okay calm down, I work, I want to fight to play, to fit in well. And nothing, time passes, I start to play a yes and a no, a yes and a no. I was very good, I played my games, but of course I wanted more, to give more for the team. When you play it is physically and mentally difficult to be well, because it kills your confidence, because you have no communication with him. It was very strange, because I don’t know, a coach is the one who says who plays and who doesn’t, but there are different ways of doing things. I am a player who can accept anything but I would always like to be told things face to face. Not like nothing had happened and that I was 15 years old. I fought to the end, I was professional with the boys, always working to be well, also for them, so that they prepare well for the matches. I knew that if the coach stayed there, I had to find a solution ” told Miralem Pjanic.
“I could not accept this situation”
Ultimately, Miralem Pjanic decided to start a new adventure in his career. ” Very happy and motivated. I have just arrived in Sarajevo after my presentation with Besiktas. Everything went well. I could not accept a situation like the one I experienced last year. It was very clear to me that I didn’t want that, because I’m a footballer who always loves to play, that’s what makes me happy. And I am motivated to start this new mission. “. Does he leave with regrets? ” No never. In life, things that have to happen, happen. It’s like that. I have fought all my life and my career, I am very ambitious, very competitive, I have reached the level of Juventus and Barça. I know I can play for this team, they just didn’t give me the chance to compete, to join a group, to help more (…) Honestly, I have wondered several times what I did of badness. Maybe he didn’t like what I have in the press, that I wanted to play more (…) Now it’s over, I found a solution to play and fight, I’m very happy » the conclusion Miralem Pjanic in a long interview given to Mark.