Barcelona midfielder, Miralem Pjanic has come out to say that Ronald Koeman has been disrespectful towards him. This is coming after the ex Juventus player sealed a move to Besiktas on loan days ago.
According to him, he just couldn’t get used to the situation he faced last year at Barcelona because he loves being on the pitch and playing football.
Pjanic added that not playing football for a while has a way of killing a player’s confidence, and this made him struggle to cope when called upon.
His words, “The coach, yes.”
“I couldn’t get used to the situation I faced last year. I knew I didn’t want it. I’m a player. I love playing football, this is what makes me happy.”
“I always wanted to play for Barca but I didn’t expect the situation to get so complicated.”
“There was a point that I was playing less, things were getting complicated. And when I played it was difficult physically and mentally to be well, because it was killing my confidence, because I had no communication with [Koeman].”
“It was very strange, because a coach is the one who says who plays and who doesn’t, but there are different ways to do things. I am a player who can accept everything but I would always like to be told things face to face. Not as if nothing happened and I was 15 years old.”
On if he regrets joining Barca, “No, never. In life things that have to happen, happen. It is 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 Barca.”
“I know that I can play for this team, they just haven’t given me the chance to compete, to join a group, to help more.”
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