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Pjanic complains about his playing time under Koeman

Alexandre Patanian

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Miralem Pjanic spoke to the Gazetta Dello Sport today ahead of the clash against Juventus on Tuesday. The new Blaugrana signing has expressed his anger regarding his current situation at Barça.

“Should I play more? Yes, and that’s what I want. Honestly, I don’t even understand the reason for this situation. It’s clear that I want to play a lot more.”

Miralem Pjanic | Gazetta Dello Sport

Pjanic has only featured in 178 minutes in La Liga so far. The Bosnian midfielder has shown that he can replace the ageing Sergio Busquets on many occasions. Pjanic is a player of immense quality and adds a lot to his team-mates as well, especially considering the fact that Frenkie de Jong had his best performances with Barcelona playing alongside him.

“I know I can give a lot, and when the coach called on me, I always did well, I played good games. I don’t know what more than that I could do. I’m training, I’m ready.”

Miralem Pjanic | Gazetta Dello Sport

Pjanic has revitalised a dead midfield whenever he played. Whenever he steps on the pitch, he does well with his intricate passes. He also seems fitter than Busquets who has not had his best form and consistency at Barcelona this season. If Koeman wants to succeed with his 4-2-3-1, it looks like he has to play the right players in the right positions.

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David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans

Aaryan Parasnis

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During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.

The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”

Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”

Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.

There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.

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