Philippe Coutinho, in a party with the Barcelona


Coutinho Leaves clear in the field in which position has to play

Published:2/02/2018 - 17:49h

Updated:3/02/2018 - 14:26h

Ernesto Valverde is giving minutes to Philippe Coutinho during the last parties. The Brazilian midfield player follows with his process of adaptation, but by his movements and tendencies in the field, is leaving clear where feels comfortable

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The FC Barcelona achieved to defeat to Valencia by the minimum, with a goal of Luis Suárez, in the corresponding party to the gone of the semifinals of the Glass of Rey. Of this form, the team of Ernesto Valverde will be able to contest the party of turn in Mestalla with advantage in the marker. Philippe Coutinho went in in the second time, with a more stood out paper that in front of the Alavés.

The Brazilian midfield player could test in several positions of the field. When going in from the bench, Ernesto Valverde planted him playing like right extreme, a less usual position in him in the last seasons, in which it still was player of the Liverpool.

With the step of the minutes and after the entrance of men like Paco Alcácer and Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho escoró his position to the left band tending to the centre by moments. From this moment, his provision improved and even was about to to mark a goal with a far shot with thread that detained Jaume Domènech.

In said position could him see much looser and finer, so much in the dribbling as to the hour to look for diagonals. A much more similar role to the that developed in the Liverpool. It is necessary to say that, played in the side that played, also tended to centre his position to participate more in the game.

The turn of Dembélé will benefit him

When Ernesto Valverde recover to Ousmane Dembélé, a man that plays more usually in the right band, Philippe Coutinho will have the opportunity, very probably, to play by the left flank of permanent form. From here it is him much simpler throw diagonal and tend to come to the centre of the attack, where his capacity of association can turn him into a lethal weapon beside Leo Messi or Luis Suárez.

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