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Xavi 'insisted' on Pjanic staying at Barça

Published:15/10/2022 - 00:00h

Updated:15/10/2022 - 00:00h

In a recent interview granted to 'beIN', Miralem Pjanic revealed that Xavi asked him to stay at FC Barcelona, but he decided to leave for a specific reason

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Miralem Pjanic Was one of the a lot of players that abandoned the FC Barcelona during the summer. The midfield player returned of his cession in the Besiktas and worked under the orders of Xavi Hernández during the pre-season. His performance surprised a lot in the technical body and, at all times, valued the alternative that it remained although it was one of the players that were in the ramp of exit.

The trainer culé understood that Pjanic could be an important alternative for his centre of the field and bet by his permanence, but in the beginning of season contested very few minutes (was invisible), because it split by behind Sergio Busquets, Pedri González, Gavi, Frenkie of Jong and Franck Kessié. The bosnio did not want to be the fifth midfield player and finish putting course to the Arab Emirates to play in the Sharjah FC.

However, according to him same has confessed, had a lot of options to remain in the Spotify Camp Nou. In fact, Xavi Hernández insisted him in that it remained , but was he the one who decided to do his cases in research of new opportunities and, especially, minutes of game. Like this it has cleared it in a recent interview offered to 'beIN'.

"Xavi wanted that it remained me, went I the one who decided to go", began saying. The midfield player stood out that the one of Terrassa always showed very near with him: "I Was there the first parties, the trainer spoke me a lot, but I wanted to play more. It had liked me do it better in the Barça", finish saying the footballer.

It goes back to agree of Ronald Koeman

On the other hand, in the same interview spoke on his beginnings in the Barça and how suffered under the orders of Ronald Koeman, with the one who neither had opportunities to play. It said, in concrete, that "at the beginning was me very well with Koeman, said me that it was very happy that I came to the club. But afterwards it did not go out as it expected. With Koeman played from time to time but expected to play more, was smart for this, but never arrived to the eleven".

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