Miralem Pjanic claims he was disrespected by Ronald Koeman.
The Bosnian midfielder sealed a loan move to Turkish side Besiktas for the 2021/22 campaign after spending just one season at Barcelona.
He claimed that he has been shunned by Koeman and doesn’t know why he was frozen out by the Dutch coach.
Pjanic said: “I couldn’t get used to the situation I faced last year. I knew I didn’t want it. I’m a player. I love playing football, this is what makes me happy.”
“I always wanted to play for Barca but I didn’t expect the situation to get so complicated.
“There was a point that I was playing less, things were getting complicated. And when I played it was difficult physically and mentally to be well, because it was killing my confidence, because I had no communication with [Koeman].
“It was very strange, because a coach is the one who says who plays and who doesn’t, but there are different ways to do things. I am a player who can accept everything but I would always like to be told things face to face. Not as if nothing happened and I was 15 years old.”