HE ASKS FOR TIME
Kovac, Bayern coach, about Coutinho: "He's not fit"
Published:23/08/2019 - 11:02h
Updated:23/08/2019 - 11:02h
Philippe Coutinho arrived at Bayern Munich as a star signing, but Niko Kovac, coach of the Bavarian team, still does not see him ready to start
The Bayern of Munich needed to give a turn of nut to his staff after the drops of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry and, in this case, bet by the signing of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian arrived as yielded with option of purchase and in the Bavarian team expect a lot of him. Especially the trainer of the current German champion, Niko Kovac.
The technician germano-Croat has clear that Coutinho goes to be an important footballer inside his plans, but also is conscious that the carioca is not physically to the necessary level to play a whole party. This summer, the new '10' of the Bayern played the Glass America and went back later on holiday, by what did not arrive in a state of optimum form.
"He still has not reached the form that needs. He same has said it and that is also our impression", ensured Kovac during a recent press conference. "We do not go to burn it although some wanted to that we did it", sentenced the technician on the destined footballer to turn into one of the big leaders of the team.
It is necessary to remember that Coutinho arrived to the Bayern of Munich as yielded and that the Bavarians have an option of purchase by him of some 120 million euros. Of the performance of the carioca will depend that the German group decide to do with his services of definite form at the end of the present season.
After it sucedido during the last campaign in the FC Barcelona, would be odd to see again to the Brazilian dressing the elastic Barcelona, but the same seemed in the case of James Rodríguez in the Real Madrid. The Colombian, to the equal that Coutinho, arrived to the Bayern like yielded with option of purchase, but the Bavarians opted by not to remain it in property and this season will play in the Real Madrid.
Fit to Coutinho
In the FC Barcelona, Coutinho has had the problem of not fitting inside the diagram 4-3-3 of Ernesto Valverde neither like interior neither like extreme. In the Bayern of Munich, could recover his natural position of mediapunta by the centre, that is in which more comfortable feels . Thus, Kovac will have to understand the problem that the carioca had in the Barça.