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Pjanic: “I’m here to play”

Pjanic: “I’m here to play”

The Bosnian Barcelona player, Miralem Pjanic, who in the first part of the season has not yet established himself as a starter, recalled that he signed for the Barça club “to play”.

In the press conference prior to the Champions League match that will be played this Wednesday in Turin against JUventus, a club that he left last summer to sign for Barça, he admitted that in the big clubs “there is a lot of competition” and he thought that he can play with Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong in midfield.

“There is a lot of competition at the big clubs. I’m here to play, to help my club and my team and it’s normal that I want to play. And of course the three of us – Busquets, De Jong and him – can play together. The only thing I can do is train well and then wait for the coach to decide.”

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Despite his insistence on playing more minutes, Pjanic acknowledged that he is still “adapting” after later joining the Barça discipline after testing positive for covid-19.

“I’m fine, at the coach’s disposal, and I want to help the team both in ‘Champions’ and in the League. The only thing that matters to me is that the team is doing well and having a good season. In the League things are not how we want, but the season is long. This team with the quality it has can do a lot of things,” he added.

Pjanic is confident of playing tomorrow against his former team, in a match that he anticipates will be “very difficult” against a rival he described as “very good.”

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“It will be a very difficult and combative match. We are two squads that want to finish first in the group”, settled the Balkan midfielder. EFE (hn).

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