Former Barcelona midfielder, Miralem Pjanic, has taken aim at Ronald Koeman.
Pjanic left Barca last month for Al Sharjah.
He said, “I was surprised by Koeman’s training sessions. They lasted a short time. Without intensity, without tactics, without ideas… he did not prepare the matches.
“Now I see differences. Like in Juventus. The workouts are very intense. Xavi was very clear with us. And he said: here this year you are going to run and you’re going to go at 2,000 per hour in each training session.
“The great pain I have is that I didn’t do what I wanted to do at Barça. I had a bad time with Koeman and that was the reason why I went to Besiktas.
“On the contrary, with Xavi and the staff the relationship was phenomenal. How he trains, other lights were seen. And you see that the team is something else.”
Pjanic also praised Pedri: “He is extraordinary and a great person. He has the exact profile of a fuoriclasse. He has humility and quality on the pitch.”