HE HAS TO OFFER MUCH MORE
Coutinho still has to keep improving in the next matches
Published:15/12/2020 - 12:57h
Updated:15/12/2020 - 13:07h
The player of the Barcelona, whose signing has been the costliest in the history, did not have presence neither definition in the field during the party against the Levante
For the party of the League Santander that contested the Sunday the Barcelona against the Raise, the Brazilian midfield player Philippe Coutinho recovered his place like titling, but his exert in the field continues generating doubts to the followers of the Barcelona team.
At the beginning of the game had a clear attempt thanks to an assistance of Sergiño Dest, however, along the first time began to lose presence in the party. More still afterwards of the change of the alignment by part of the technical director, Ronald Koeman, the one who changed the disposal of the players to the 4-3-3. Busquets, pivote; Of Jong and Coutinho in the left defensive zone, a position that this already knows.
With his position changed to the defensive zone, was not able to avoid that the forward of the Raise, Jorge of Fruits, starred the only clear attempt of goal by part of the group granota along the first time, and that it was intercepted to time by Ter Stegen. Besides, along this first time would make two shots to the arch that finished above the goal defended by Aitor Fernández and a fault in the minute 36.
Already in the minute 51 had another clear attempt of danger sending again the ball above the arch. But it would be in the minute 70 when Koeman replaced to the Brazilian by the Portuguese Trincao, and as if this was not sufficient the Barcelona attained to go to the marker once east was replaced in the field.
An exert similar saw by part of Coutinho in the penultimate party of the Barcelona contested against the Cádiz CF the past 6 December, the one who although yes it had participation in the first time, his presence in the field became non-existent along all the second time in which the Andalusian team obtained two goals that gave him the victory in spite of that in a principle the Barcelona was up in the marker.
Although Coutinho had a greater presence in the work of team, as well as of the assistances and combinations with Messi and Jordi Alba seen in the party against the Raise still has not showed to be a decisive element to the hour to change the marker of the parties in favour of the Catalan group.
The signing of Coutinho cost him to the Barcelona a total of 120 million euros (without explaining the variables), the one who to date is the most expensive in the history of the team culé, what involves and denotes the big level of expectations that in the team have on the Brazilian.
The Brazilian midfield player, that already accumulates 10 meetings, has not gone back to be decisive. The injuries that has suffered, being the one who detected him in the last game against the Real Madrid, have happened him bill to his exert aunado to the fault of leadership by part of Koeman. Besides, in previous games the Barcelonan technician has preferred to other players like Trincao or Pedri.
Quality of game that wanes
Coutinho Has retreated year and half alone in the last weeks and until the moments in which fraguó the decision to yield it in Germany to the Bayern Munich during the summer of the past year. Turning into a player with little that contribute in the field and that goes back to fall in a constant irregularity that has lastrado his career like footballer. From his return, has not gone back to be the player that was neither neither gives signals to having taken out benefit of his cession.