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Pjanic Fondly Recalls His Stints at Roma and Juventus

Miralem Pjanic left Barcelona to join Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He rated his previous stops to daznCommenting on his time in Rome and Juventus.

“Joining the Giallorossi was the most important choice of my career. I didn’t want to move to Italy at first. Luis Enrique and Walter Sabatini insisted and convinced me. It was the best decision I could make. Unfortunately, we didn’t win anything in those five years, but we had players from First Division. However, we couldn’t keep them. I’m happy they won the European Conference. I think they’ve found stability with the new copper. They will do great things, and they hire one of the best coaches to tackle a club like this. Their chemistry paid off right away.”

The Bosnian International also spoke about his stay in Turin.

“Moving to Juventus was another important step. I started winning trophies and playing Champions League finals there. I became more mature under Massimiliano Allegri. Maurizio Sarri is a great coach too. Their front office was perfect at the time. I spent four extraordinary years and reached A point where I wanted to measure myself with something different. They take a lot of criticism now, some of it exaggerated. Players have to step up and give more. It can’t be all blamed on the coach. They need to find the right balance.”

Pjanic had a hard time adapting to Barcelona.

“It was a good time for me to try something new at a club like this. But I didn’t expect them to be in such a situation, which was so complicated. I never expected to find them in this situation.”

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