Philippe Coutinho, during a party with the FC Barcelona


The step at the head of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembélé

Published:16/02/2018 - 17:41h

Updated:16/02/2018 - 18:20h

The FC Barcelona did a titanic economic effort to do with Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembélé. Two players of which expects that they obtain leadership in the definite stretch of the current season

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The FC Barcelona has invested, in the last periods of signings, almost 300 million euros for doing with Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembélé, the two destined footballers to do forget to Neymar, that did the cases to go to Paris Saint-Germain. It expects a lot of the two incorporations of face to the second stretch of the season. 

The philosophy of the team with Ousmane Dembélé is clear: it is necessary to have patience. The Barcelona forward, in spite of being the second more expensive signing of the history of the club, only has 20 years. Subject him to the pressure to have to be decisive from the first day is something that does not help him neither to his development neither to his immediate performance. However, when it recover the physical tone after his injury, expects that it was the man that contribute desborde.

In the case of Philippe Coutinho there is something distinct: it will not be able to play the Champions League. Something that turns him into a player that will have to take a step forward in the national competitions: League and Glass of Rey. Him fichó by his quality and polivalencia, by what has to leave backwards his timidity of the first parties and take advantage of what subtracts of season to strengthen and be important.

What thinks Valverde

Ernesto Valverde knows that his two signings are adapting to the FC Barcelona, but wait that add leadership in the final stretch of campaign: "Always it is moment so that the good players show it on the field. We are in the decisive stretch and, of course, if they can do it, will be loved. The circumstances are those that are".

The Txingurri has clear that "want that they help us because they are necessary. We want to keep the same line". For the moment, Paulinho is the signing that better has adapted to what asks the technician extremeño, turning into the third maximum goleador of the Barcelona team. 

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