Bosnian midfielder Miralim Pejnik has joined Turkish club Besiktas on a one-year loan from FC Barcelona. The Catalan giants aggressively sought a new club for him over the summer, but only this week managed to finalize a deal.
Pjanic has been quiet throughout the mass transfer story, but now that he won’t be playing at Camp Nine this season, he has decided to let go of his true feelings. In an exclusive interview with a Spanish publication. Brand, Pejnik made flattering remarks about Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman.
First of all, he admitted that he did not expect to find himself in a complicated situation when he joined the Catalan giants from Juventus last year. Playing for a club like Barcelona has always been my goal, but I did not expect such a complicated situation.
“I couldn’t accept a situation like last year. It was clear I couldn’t do it. I’m a footballer who likes to play, and that’s what makes me happy,” he said. Limited playing time that he had under Koeman.
He said he had high expectations and was confident he was doing well, but blamed Commonwealth for his poor first season in Barcelona. “I was ready to take this step after nine years in Italy, I wanted a challenge and it was the right moment.
He said he tried to talk to Koeman to find out what he could do to be more involved in the squad, but Koeman did not respond. “It was a very strange way of communicating and I have experienced it for the first time. I have had very good relationships with all my coaches. I don’t know what happened, I honestly don’t know. Didn’t want a confrontation or confrontation, because I guess it can’t be handled.
“It simply came to our notice then.
Pejnik did not back down and continued to talk about what Kueman had done to him last season, which made it clear that he thought it was personal. “I always respected him and my teammates. He crossed against me from the beginning. It was hard to accept.”
He said he contacted Koman several times, but the coach always told him there was nothing wrong, but his minutes kept getting shorter. “I don’t understand. He’s a very weird coach. It’s the first time I’ve seen anyone like that.”
Finally, Pejnik said he did not regret signing for Barcelona. He just thinks he had some misfortune with his coach, and now he’s focused on starting his season with baskets. What happens after this season will be a question for another time.