The Bosnian midfielder played quickly, with one touch, at the base of the midfield
After he played on loan at Besiktas last season, Miralem Pjanic has returned to Barcelona with the aim of convincing his coach Xavi Hernandez that he can stay at Camp Nou and help this season.
The coach decided to take Pjanic on the tour of the United States and look at his performances before making a decision about his future. And Pjanic, who had to leave the camp for a couple of days because of the birth of his second child, is surprising Xavi. The Bosnian had a great second-half against Juventus and, playing as a defensive midfielder, earned praise from his coach. “I liked him a lot,” said Xavi. “He gives us a lot with the ball, he found the interior midfielders well, he has a rare vision of play in general, because there aren’t that many who can see how to play with the first touch. He’s always looking forward. He looks for the striker well, he helps the other midfielders open up the pitch. He played a great game.”
Pjanic is convincing Javi, up to the point where he may even be considering him as an option for use this season. That said if he stays, with Frankie de Jong‘s future still up in the air, another player would have to leave because there isn’t space for everyone. It might be Nico who is loaned out. The midfielder from La Masia could depart in search of minutes and was considering it, but Xavi convinced him to stay and try playing in defensive midfield on the tour of the US. The decision will come when they get home.
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