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'I enjoyed playing with Dybala more than with Messi and Ronaldo' - Pjanic

Besiktas new signing Miralem Pjanic has claimed he enjoyed playing with Paulo Dybala than playing with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Bosnian left Barcelona this summer for the Turkish club after a disappointing season with the Blaugrana.

The midfielder had moved to the Camp Nou in an exchange with Juventus that saw Arthur go the other way. However, he managed just 19 league appearances and 619 minutes throughout 2020/21.

He fell out with Ronald Koeman, so much so that even Lionel Messi noticed.

In comments carried by Tuttosport and Football Italia, Pjanic said: “Besiktas wanted me strongly in the last days of the transfer market and I couldn’t stay in Barcelona with Koeman, I would have lost another year and I didn’t want to.”

He continued by saying: “Koeman had an attitude with me that no one understood, not even Messi. Leo, last year, told me several times; ‘But why doesn’t he let you play? Has something happened?'”

Pjanic also showered praises on his former teammate Paulo Dybala, who’s currently negotiating a new contract with Juventus. He advised him to stay.

He said: “Dybala has a heavy weight on his shoulders, but he’s already a champion,”

“I was lucky enough to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. They are extraordinary, but Dybala is the one I had the most fun with. It was beautiful as it was easy to find him between the lines and if you ask him for the one-two, you know the ball will be perfect,” he concluded.

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