Bosnia-Herzegovina international, Miralem Pjanic has called out Barcelona head coach , Ronald Koeman for disrespecting him after departing the LaLiga club for Turkish champions Besiktas.
He was left out by Koeman after being frozen at Barca, and he subsequently reflected on his time with the Spanish giants.
When asked in an interview on what he felt all through with the Catalans, he said:
“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.”
Apparently, Pjanic has no regrets for leaving Barcelona for Besiktas on loan.
Answering a question related to that, he said: “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.”
Pjanic arrived at Barcelona in 2020 for a fee of €60million in a swap deal for Arthur that saw him go the other way to Juventus for a fee of €72m. Despite winning many trophies at Juventus, including four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias, Pjanic was unable to win any silverware at Barcelona.
He still has three years left on his contract at Barcelona and hopefully, if he makes an impact at Besiktas then it could bring him a permanent move to the club.