‘It’s finally paying off’


Midfielder Philippe Coutinho had a good performance in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Celta de Vigo this Thursday by LaLiga.

The Brazilian assisted Ansu Fati to score the 1st goal of the blaugranas, and even fired a ball on the post in the 2nd half.

In the evaluation of the newspaper Sport, coach Ronald Koeman finally found the ideal position for the player in the Barça scheme.

“Koeman has found the ideal position for him, in which he feels free to create, risk and push the team,” said the daily, who gave the midfielder an 8.

“Despite playing close to Messi, they don’t get in the way. On the contrary: they help and understand each other,” he said.

“He kicked the ball on the post and it was a constant danger. Great news for Barça,” he said.

The newspaper Sports world also covered Coutinho with praise, and said that he is finally yielding what has always been expected at Camp Nou.

“With increasing confidence, he assumed the weight of the game and almost all the balls from the offensive phase passed through his feet,” he said.

“Coutinho doesn’t remember anything about his first spell at Barça, and he’s finally doing what was expected when he was signed,” he added.


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