“It’s time to show you the old Pjanic” former Juventus star is ready to prove himself under the management of Xavi Hernandez.
Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic spoke out in an exclusive conversation with Fanatik about his second chance to succeed at Camp Nou and the chance to work alongside a legend like Xavi Hernandez.
Pjanic joined Barcelona in the summer of 2020, but his first season there was challenging since he found it tough to play regularly for Ronald Koeman, the manager at the time.
The Bosnian international spent a respectable amount of time on loan at Turkish powerhouse Besiktas last summer. The midfielder was back at Barça this summer, and it was widely believed that he would depart the team permanently.
The Catalans are now considering keeping Pjanic at the club and using him as a backup to team captain Sergio Busquets in the pivot position in midfield due to the former Juventus and AS Roma star’s strong impact on manager Xavi.
Pjanic has talked about his difficulties throughout the previous two seasons and said he is now prepared to reveal his true self to the audience.
“Over the past two years, I have dealt with injuries and loaned myself out. But things have changed. I have no doubt that I can regain my peak form. This summer, I’ve been exercising with a physical trainer,” he remarked.
It’s time to introduce the old Pjanic to the crowd, the seasoned midfielder continued.
Pjanic also discussed the chance to work with Xavi, who is giving him another chance to make things right at Barcelona.
“I’m under contract with Barça through 2024. I’m hoping we’ll have a wonderful season this year. Working with Xavi excites me, Pjanic remarked.
“Xavi has always been a midfielder I look up to. I would admire him and follow him. He is among the world’s top midfielders in my opinion. It’s a real treat to work with him. We’re in for a good season, he continued.
The addition of Robert Lewandowski to an already talented offensive team, according to Pjanic, adds a lot of quality.
“He is the world’s top goal scorer. Apart from that, the attacking line has excellent players. In terms of success during the last two seasons, the club has not had a good time. At the end of this season, we want to be in first place in the league, the midfielder stated.