Spalletti: No bad blood with Pjanic

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Roma head coach Luciano Spalletti insists there is no animosity between himself and former Giallorossi star playmaker Miralem Pjanic.

The Bosnian is set to square off against his former boss for the first time since moving to Serie A rivals Juventus when the two sides meet on Saturday.

However, Spalletti has revealed that he bears Pjanic no ill will despite his move to one of their biggest title rivals. 

"Pjanic already came to see us against Torino and had a meal with us," Spalletti pointed out in his pre-match press conference.

"Every time he talks to one of the players they put me on the phone. I made him feel important, gave him the keys to Roma by putting him deeper than [Daniele] De Rossi.

"In the time he was here he gave us a lot, because he's a true champion. We've shared a joke, because there's mutual respect between us."