Philippe Coutinho, before a warming with the FC Barcelona

It WAS UNLUCKY

Coutinho Went back to test like extreme and did not convince to Koeman

Published:6/12/2020 - 01:08h

Updated:6/12/2020 - 01:08h

Philippe Coutinho did not show comfortable in his return to the titularity and Ronald Koeman replaced it in the mediotiempo by Ousmane Dembélé

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In the last party of the FC Barcelona, in front of the Ferencváros by the Champions League, Ronald Koeman decided to give him rest to three of his more important players: Marc-André ter Stegen, Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho. Although they did not play this week, the three footballers blaugrana did not show 100% comfortable and his performances were signalled.

One of which more have been criticised after the defeat of the Barça in front of the Cádiz, with which the picture culé moves away more than the leadership, has been Coutinho. The Brazilian was one of the pieces that less convinced to Ronald Koeman and thus it was substituted in the rest. The technician darse that the midfield player did not feel comfortable like extreme and that the band needed more speed, by what Ousmane Dembélé went in to the field.

'Cou', that has not recovered his best level from the injury that suffered in October, was imprecise in the 45 minutes that was in the field. The fortune was not of his side, but neither assumed a lot of risks to create the danger that his team, with the marker against, needed. Koeman Expected disequilibrium to break the defensive line of the Cádiz, that was very very positioned and denied him to the of Rio de Janeiro all the approaches to the area defended by Ledesma.

It did not feel comfortable

Coutinho Has not seen comfortable like extreme and this is not something new. In fact, whenever it has begun in this demarcation, the Barça has lost (in front of the Real Madrid, that was headline, and in front of the Athletic of Madrid, that contested 33 minutes). By the contrary, when the Brazilian has occupied a central position, behind the tip, the Barcelona has achieved the victory, to exception of the party in front of the Sevila, when empató 1-1.

It is a situation that 'Cou' lived in the stage of Ernesto Valverde, the one who tested him in his 4-3-3 and -literally-´burned him, until the point that had to look for an exit of the club. The footballer finished leaving to the Bayern of Munich and returned in this summer. To date, it had had a good exert, when it played in his ideal position.

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