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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. 

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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.

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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.

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“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.”