Miralem Pjanic insists Roma can use their disappointing campaign as a building block for the future.
The Giallorossi endured a problematic season which saw them fail to qualify for Europe for the first time in 15 years and led to the resignation of boss Luis Enrique.
“There are a lot of things to save from this season,” the summer signing from Lyon told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“A lot of new players arrived at the club and it was only logical that we needed a bit of time. I hope to return to European competition soon.”
With Enrique gone, Roma are being linked with a move for Catania’s Vincenzo Montella – the man the Spaniard replaced last summer.
“Montella has done well this season, but it is up to the club to decide…”
Pjanic was also asked about his own future. “I’d like to play in La Liga or the Premier League, even if there are some big clubs in Serie A too,” he responded.
“Anyway, it’s too early to talk about that because my contract at Roma doesn’t expire for another three years.”
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