Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman has come out to blast Miralem Pjanic’s claims that he disrespected him at the club. He recently revealed that Pjanic didn’t thrive because there were better players than him at Barca.
According to him, he understands Pjanic’s frustration with how things turned out in Spain, but he just couldn’t withstand the battle with other midfielders.
Koeman added that he wishes the ex Juventus man all the best because he did all he could to make life comfortable for him at Barcelona.
His words, “I think it’s a bit of frustration on the part of the player that I understand,”
“But in our way of playing, in our ideas with the ball and without the ball, he has lost the battle with other midfielders, and nothing else.”
“I wish him the best. It has been complicated. We have tried, we have tried and we have seen that there are other players better than him.”
“We have not won the group yet, but we are in a good place and I see us picking the ticket to the knockout round before the final day of the group phase.”
“While we would have loved to have the UK-based players on the trip, I am enamoured by the fighting spirit of those who picked shirts. They delivered with aplomb and this has certainly provided depth for the squad going forward.”
“Now, we must sustain the momentum. It is important that the team is able to replicate the same strong focus, the same compact play, the same fighting spirit and the same marksmanship in the double face-off with the Central African Republic early next month.”
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