Josep Maria Bartomeu and Coutinho, in an image of archive

BARTOMEU TRIED TO ENCOURAGE HIM

'Matchday' reveals a confession of the president of Barça to Coutinho

Published:30/11/2019 - 08:04h

Updated:30/11/2019 - 08:04h

Philippe Coutinho has presence in several chapters of the documentary 'Matchday', and in one of them we discover an instant in which the president of Barça, Josep Maria Bartomeu, tried to encourage him

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Philippe Coutinho did not live an easy situation the past season. The Brazilian suffered an injury at the beginning of season and to his return, in the month of November, was not able of reencontrarse with his best state of form. It did not attain it in all the remaining campaign, and with the step of the weeks the patience of the fans culé was exhausting increasingly.

Coutinho Had showed during the previous months that it was able to play much better, and from here that the disappointment increased when seeing him float by the terrains of game without penalty neither glory. From the second half of the course, part of the barcelonismo began to whistle him and the thing was to more in the last months of the season, turning into unsustainable.

Now, the documentary 'Matchday' has revealed a small talk that kept the president of the FC Barcelona and one of his vice-presidents, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Jordi Mestre, after a 'derbi' against the RCD Espanyol in the Camp Nou. The culés won thanks to a 'doublet' of Leo Messi but Philippe Coutinho did not save of the whistles by part of a sector of the terracing.

From here that Bartomeu and Mestre went down to the changing room to converse with him and ensure him, in that moment, that the whistles that listened came from of a "minority" of the fans, since the rest was used to to applaud him. "The majority of people applauds you, applauds you", said him Bartomeu, that explained the feeling that had when it listened the whistles of the Camp Nou: "they Are four those that whistle you. To you, to him (in reference to Mestre) and to me".

The situation of Coutinho went back irreversible

The confession of Bartomeu leaves clear that to the president does not like him that they whistle to his players in determinate phases of the season, and although Coutinho appreciated the gesture of the president to the hour to try encourage him, the true is that in the sequence of 'Matchday' can him see cabizbajo and sad by the occurred.

The fuse already was lit, in any case, and the situation of the Brazilian exploded in the last weeks of the campaign. From here that the FC Barcelona saw forced to give off of him and yield him to the Bayern Munich to try that it went back to win weight mediático and, of face to the summer of 2020, try a traspaso. This, as long as it was descartado to 100% the possibility that the footballer return to the Camp Nou.

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