MIRALEM PJANIC retweeted an Instagram post that appeared to be looking for his former coach Ronald Koeman, who has now been sacked by Barcelona.
The loaned Besiktas midfielder posted a quote that read: “I know when to let go of this.”
Pjanic then deleted the post and clarified his position, saying he had “misquoted”.
In a follow-up post, he said: “In a world where everyone’s eyes stick to their screens, it’s all too easy to misquote someone and put it out of context.
“Throughout my career, I have never intentionally, indirectly or directly intended to harm anyone. I was raised to respect everyone and anyone.
“And I am happy to continue to do so in every way. I wish Ronald Koeman all the best in his future journey.
“I will continue to focus on doing my best for my team.”
Pjanic’s message of good luck to his former boss came as a surprise, with the 31-year-old saying the Dutch legend “had an attitude” towards him.
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He told Tuttosport in September: “Hu [Koeman] I had a situation that no one understood.
“Not even [Lionel] Messi who often asked me if something happened.
“I couldn’t stay in Barcelona [Ronald] Koeman, I was going to lose a year and I wanted to play.”
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