Philippe Coutinho, during a party contested in the Camp Nou


The three reasons of the bajonazo of Coutinho in the FC Barcelona

Published:31/05/2019 - 16:35h

Updated:31/05/2019 - 16:35h

Philippe Coutinho has experienced, in his first complete season in the FC Barcelona, a bajón that few expected. It can not attribute to an only reason, but several factors have converged to prevent that it triumph of Barcelona

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At the beginning of the season 2018-19, were a lot of those who thought that Philippe Coutinho would finish being one of the most stood out players of the FC Barcelona, giving like this a step more to the immediate adaptation that had showed during the six previous months of the campaign 2017-18, in which it marked 10 goals in spite of not being able to contest parties of Champions League.

Of surprising way, 'Cou' went diluting like an azucarillo with the step of the months, until going in in a loop of bad game of the that has not achieved to go out, and in which it has seemed to accommodate in the last months of competition. All the world asks what has happened, how can be that a player with similar quality and 'DNA Barça', with talent and technical to raudales, have not attained to adapt to the club.

There is not an only reason, but diverse factors that have converged to the hour of 'destroy' to Coutinho in the Barça, until the point to create an unsustainable situation in which can that the traspaso was the only solution, taking into account that the footballer already has lost the affection largely of the barcelonismo, and not even he same has clear the remain a campaign more.

To analyse the reasons of his failure in the Barça, in the first place is necessary to speak of the physicist. The Brazilian landed in January of 2018 with the physical preparation of the Liverpool of Klopp. In spite of having been some weeks stopped by an injury, afterwards surrendered of immediate way, marked goals and showed that in addition to talent had physicist to hold the tackled rival and leave of them by strength of legs, no only by talent.

From the start of this last season, and especially after an injury that separated him during almost a month of the terrains of game, was losing the physical tone and the competitive rhythm in comparison to his first months in the team. Also it has influenced the appearance futbolístico, since Ernesto Valverde has empeñado in planting him always in a position, the one of left extreme, where can not lucir his best level.

Coutinho Played of mediapunta in the Liverpool, and was in the balcony of the area, near of the goal and with space to filter balloons to his mates or shoot to goal, where achieved to take out to relucir all his potential. Shut in the left band has not attained to surrender the same, as neither it would have done it playing in the position of interior.

The criticisms have not helped to Coutinho

Finally, to these two reasons it is necessary to add the psychological factor. Coutinho Has showed to be an unstable player emotionally, able to sink and to go in in a loop of the that does not find exit. Other players rebel in front of the adversities and grow in front of the criticisms, but with 'Cou' has sucedido all the contrary. It has not been able to recover the confidence, every time tests less the shot to goal and limits to easy combinations and horizontals with his mates. It will have weighed him the fact to be the most expensive signing of the history of the club? It is possible.

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