Having secured his summer move from Roma to Juventus, Miralem Pjanic has detailed the differences between the two clubs.
The 26-year-old was officially unveiled by the club on Tuesday, as he continues pre-season preparations with his new teammates ahead of an important season.
While the Bianconeri will hope that he adds more quality to their already formidable midfield options, Pjanic is realising why it has been so difficult to topple the Turin giants elsewhere in the past.
“I knew them as an opponent, the team and the club from the outside,” he told the media. “Now that I’m inside, I can see and understand why it was always difficult to get in front of them. They have the team to keep winning and improve even more. There is a difference from where I was in the past to the present.
“I was welcomed by the whole team, they’ve made me understand that I’m in a great team right now. They’re a united team and now I can help out. We have worked really hard and it’s different from Rome.
“There is a good understanding [between him and Massimiliano Allegri], we see each other every day. It will be useful that I played as part of three-man midfield at Roma. However, the coach will put me in the position he wants and I will adapt.
“[Andrea] Pirlo is a great player, the strongest. There are similarities in our games, but we’re different. The club signed me because they think I can help. I will integrate in the best possible way and prove my worth on the field. It’s a nice comparison with Pirlo, but I’m different.”
Meanwhile, the Bosnian international also discussed what it will be like going back to the Stadio Olimpico as a Juve player this season, and unsurprisingly doesn’t imagine it will be a positive experience.
“I’ll be happy to see friends and a club at which I lived for five beautiful years,” he added. “I’m focused on my new team but I know that I will be booed by the supporters. It’s never easy to change team.”
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