Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic is unhappy with lack of playing time under new manager Koeman

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Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has revealed his frustration at not playing more often for the Barcelona ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash at home to his former club Juventus.

Last season Barcelona and Juventus made a two way deal with Pjanic and Melo Auther. As Pjanic moving to Catalan side for 60 million and Auther going to Seria A champions for around 72 million.

Former Juve midfielder arrival at the Nou Camp was deranged by him testing positive for Covid-19 in August and Pjanic has only started one out of 10 La Liga games, making five appearances from the bench. 

And now Pjanic has admitted his frustrations with his lack of time on the pitch, saying he cannot understand why manager Ronald Koeman won’t play him. 

‘I should have played more and I want to. Honestly, I don’t understand why I have not,’ the 30-year-old told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday.

‘I want to play much more. I know I can give a lot more, and I have done well every time the coach has called on me. I don’t know what else I can do. I’m training well and I’m prepared to play more.’ 

‘I cannot be satisfied and I’m not. I’ve never accepted the idea of not playing and I’m not going to now. It’s a very delicate situation and I don’t like it,’ he added.

Overall Pjanic played 108 games for Juventus in all competitions and won several trophy with his former club.


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