Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo are readied to face their previous teams in Barcelona’s Champions League match against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday.
When the Brazilian midfielder moved to the Old Lady last summer, Pjanic made the reverse trip to the Camp Nou in an offer that assisted both clubs stabilize their books among the coronavirus crisis.
So far, nonetheless, none of the two has actually managed to clinch a port in their crews’ starting line-ups.
Pjanic has actually joined three matches, yet just started in the Champions League match versus Ferencvaros while Andrea Pirlo has provided Arthur playing time across three Juventus games.
Wednesday’s game might be a weird one for both midfielders who will be called to deal with the crews whose shirts donned just four months ago.
Arthur currently recognized that his adaptation to Serie A would not be the simplest job as he is called to enhance his figure as well as resolve in the Italian north.
He is progressively starting to reap the fruits of his job, as he feels comfortable and also is growing within the team. He started the last 2 Serie A games and also hopes to proceed versus his previous colleagues.
On his component, Pjanic signed up with the preseason training with Barcelona late after checking positive for coronavirus.
He has yet to get much playing time in LaLiga Santander but started Barcelona’s only Champions League match until now versus Ferencvaros.
Pjanic comes off the bench to change either Frenkie de Jong or Sergio Busquets who play as a double pivot under Ronald Koeman. The Bosnian midfielder has actually requested a long time to adapt to his new trainer’s 4-2-3-1 development.
This Wednesday, Pjanic go back to what was house for 4 seasons, where he won 4 Serie A titles, as well as he has actually expressed his joy for having the ability to face his former colleagues.
“I am very happy to be here, playing against my previous club,” Pjanic said ahead of the match “I spent 4 excellent years, with great memories. “Meanwhile, it doubts were Arthur will be given the nod versus Barcelona.
Andrea Pirlo has actually distributed minutes in between his midfielders this period, although Italian media believe that the Brazil international will start alongside Rodrigo Bentancur in the center third.