Philippe Coutinho in the friendly against the Nàstic


The role that the reborn Coutinho could have in Koeman's Barça

Published:14/09/2020 - 12:14h

Updated:14/09/2020 - 16:08h

Philippe Coutinho is going to stay at Barça after rumors about his sale and will try to find his best version with Koeman. The Brazilian will have a different role to the one he had with Valverde and it could be his year

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In a summer in which the pandemia has caused important economic losses in almost all the clubs of the world, the cessions and the quarry are earning more importance that never. Speaking of the FC Barcelona, the culés have seen very reduced his budget and still have not made an alone signing veraniego. The Barcelona pretend to do with a '9' himself or yes, but if they do not achieve that Luis Suárez accept to go without earning the last year of his agreement, fichar a forward will be almost impossible.

With this panorama, Ronald Koeman goes to have to improvise and throw of these yielded that are back and of the young promises that there is in the Barça. One of these footballers that have returned of his loan has been Philippe Coutinho, that played in the Bayern of Munich the past campaign. The Brazilian, that did not shine all the expected in his German adventure, arrives after winning the triplete with the Bavarians, with doublet to the Barcelona in the included quarter-finals.

The case of the of Rio de Janeiro is one of the best to explain how the pandemia has changed the course of the sportive planning culé. Before it exploded all, the plan of the blaugrana was to do box with him and try take out the maximum possible by his sale. When it arrived the stop and to fault to know exactly how would be of big the impact in the economic, the Catalans even posed that it went yielded with option of purchase. Finally, to the not having decent offers by him, opted for remaining with him.

The opinion of Koeman was key to take this decision, since the Dutch left clear from the beginning that went to have Coutinho. In fact, he same called to the ex of the Liverpool to communicate it and explain him that went to be important and that pretended to take out the best of him. Now it is the moment to do reality these words and give him to the footballer a context and a role in which it seats comfortable and can take out at last his best version in the Barcelona.

Coutinho Could be the mediapunta of Koeman

The ex seleccionador Dutch goes to play in the Camp Nou with a 4-2-3-1, a system that could fit wonderfully with the international 'canarinho'. With Ernesto Valverde, the one of River played especially in the left to try take advantage of his diagonals, but with the one of Zaandam will not step too much this side. The Dutch wants pure extremes, fast and that play to the space, and his idea is that Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembélé contest this place.

Having this in account, the mediapunta is the position in which Coutinho has more options to go in. In front of the double pivote, with freedom to move by all the field, without too much responsibility in defence and with arrival to the rival area, the ex of the Bayern could surrender much more and better of what did it in his first stage. Although it is not the player with more vision neither better pass of the team, has quality to be able to connect and combine with his mates, can desbordar and possesses a big shot that could improve in near zones to the area.

Besides, the Brazilian will not have too much competition in this place, since to 'priori' are Pedri, Carles Aleñá and Riqui Puig the others options for the place. Although the three are authentic jewels, his experience gives him to Cou something of advantage, at least by the moment. It will be necessary to see if the mediapunta takes advantage of this opportunity and shows that has level to triumph in the Barça or finishes sinking and finish going in 2021 by the rear door.

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