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Pjanic vents frustration over lack of opportunities at Barcelona

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Once a key figure at Juventus, Roma, Lyon, and Metz, the midfielder is struggling to gain prominence in his debut season in Spain. 

Miralem Pjanic can’t quite figure out why he isn’t getting enough playing time at FC Barcelona.

Pjanic joined Barcelona from Juventus last summer as part of a swap deal involving Arthur Melo.

The Bosnian was expected to become a mainstay in the middle of the park in Ronald Koeman’s setup, but he has been unable to make any serious impact so far.

He has made only 15 La Liga appearances for the Catalan giants this season, is still without a goal or an assist, and only in five of those games has the midfielder been in the starting XI.

Pjanic told in an interview with Telefoot: “I have played at all the clubs I’ve been at and with all the coaches I’ve had. A situation like this has never happened to me. Of course it’s not easy, I accept it with great difficulty.

“I don’t have the exact reasons why I’ve not had the playing time I expected.

“I keep working and you have to respect the decisions that are taken, even if you don’t agree. I want to leave my mark at this club.”