Philippe Coutinho, presented with Bayern Munich


Zé Roberto points out why Coutinho has not triumphed at Barça

Published:19/08/2019 - 16:43h

Updated:19/08/2019 - 16:44h

Philippe Coutinho failed to give FC Barcelona the level he had offered at Liverpool. Zé Roberto analyzed his failure and his arrival at Bayern

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Philippe Coutinho has closed without penalty neither glory his stage in the FC Barcelona, that has lasted a season and average, to leave yielded to the Bayern of Munich. In spite of the low performance showed by the Brazilian, from Bavarian earths have decided to bet by him to recover to this footballer that shined in the Liverpool by which the Barça paid 135 millions.

In an interview with the German magazine Kicker, Zé Roberto, exfutbolista international Brazilian and ex star of the Bayern of Munich, analysed the arrival of his compatriot to German earths and his failure in the FC Barcelona in his year and half in the Camp Nou, that expects that it do not repeat in the Allianz Sand.

"Coutinho Has to show that it can recover his level"

For Zé Roberto, the reason of the low performance of Philippe Coutinho in the FC Barcelona​ is due to that it has not played in his natural position of mediapunta, something that subtracts him arrival. "It came like a substitute and often has not been able to play in his position: coming from the left or from the depth with impetus and going in did the goal", explained.

The ex player of the selection of Brazil thinks that Coutinho, in the Bayern of Munich, has to increase his capacity realizadora. "It has to increase his number of goals again", ensured. It is necessary to remember that, in his go through the Liverpool, Coutinho was a key footballer in the facet goleadora, so much by his shot from half distance as by his arrival from second line.

Zé Roberto also answered on if the German climatology can affect to his compatriot. "At least it would not have to. Like professional has to expect this of him. Now it has the opportunity to present again. In England will not do so much cold as in Germany, but there has showed that it can convince even in some climatic surroundings entirely different", sentenced.

The Coutinho of the Liverpool

The ex footballer of the Bayern was demanding with his compatriot and urged him to recover the level that offered in Anfield. "For me, Coutinho is a player of first class but will have to show that it can recover the level that showed in the Liverpool", aimed.

For Zé Roberto, the intensity in the game of Coutinho is a key factor and does not doubt that it can recover it to be important. "His main virtue is to disarm the contrary lines. He knows to win spaces with his dribblings and with his intelligence. In the Bayern will have to go up again the intensity", concluded.

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