Even though he has yet to begin playing at Barcelona, Ronald Koeman started him in all three Champions League matches, winning all three.
Pjanic is happy at Barcelona
Miralem Pjanic is quite pleased with how his time at Barcelona started, having already beaten his former club Juventus in the Champions League. Even though he has yet to begin playing at Barcelona, Ronald Koeman started him in all three Champions League matches, winning all three. “I am in the best club in the world. And there is a style of play that I have always wanted to play, but I am not satisfied yet,” he told reporters. “I want to be able to win big titles. It’s my goal to be the best and win big titles, and that’s what I want”. After winning four Serie A titles with Juventus in Italy, he explained how the chance to move to Spain came at the perfect time.
Playing for Barca is a great challenge
“I had the chance to move to clubs like Bayern Munich or Inter in the past. But it didn’t seem like the right time,” he admitted. “I could have moved to Juventus two years earlier, but I didn’t feel like it was a moment. I didn’t want to lose two years of games regularly, getting together with Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal. Now I play for Barcelona, and that’s a great challenge”. Having played with Frenkie de Jong in the holding midfield role, Pjanic defines himself as a creative midfielder. “My football sees things before they happen and speeds up the game, because I’m not the fastest on the team, but I make the ball move fast,” he explained.
“That is my view of football. I am not the best physically, although I worked on it, above all my football is about control, passing and vision. For me, football is about being smart on the field”. With such a philosophy, it’s easy to see why Barcelona were so keen to attract him and make him part of Koeman’s new-look side.