Why Koeman Rarely Gives Pjanic Opportunities Revealed – 1NEWS

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Why Koeman rarely gave Pjanic a chance at Barcelona revealed

Crazybola.com – The reason Ronald Koeman rarely gives the opportunity to play for the Bosnian midfielder, Miralem Pjanic is not for personal reasons but rather due to purely tactical factors.

The name of the Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, was indeed quite busy in the news after he received strong criticism from Miralem Pjanic who has now moved from the Catalan giants to Besiktas on loan. Despite being released on a season-long loan, Pjanic has no qualms about criticizing Koeman in his interviews with the media.

Pjanic feels Koeman has shown no respect at all because he was never willing to reveal the reason why the Bosnian midfielder had a hard time getting a chance to play last season. The ex-Juventus retainer cannot understand why he is being treated like a 15-year-old who is hardly ever consulted about what the Dutch coach really asks for.

However, based on reports from Diario Sport, the main reason Koeman did not choose Pjanic as the main player had nothing to do with doubts about the ability of the Bosnian player. The former Ajax Amsterdam and Everton tactician even feels that the 31-year-old midfielder is a very quality player.

For Koeman his decision not to play Pjanic in the first team was more due to purely tactical factors. For the coach, the former AS Roma player is considered to have a character that is too defensive to be played in a double pivot position in the current Barcelona squad.

The former Dutch national team coach wants to have players who are more aggressive and fast in closing the opponent’s movements and that is in Frenkie De Jong and not Pjanic. In addition, the 31-year-old player is also not an option for Koeman personally because it is a purchase made by the club management.

Although giving a fairly reasonable reason, but in fact it has not answered Pjanic’s disappointment who said he had never been told personally by Koeman himself. The midfielder admitted he would be able to accept a decision from the tactician as long as it was said from the start and face to face.

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