Brazilian national team star Philippe Coutinho finally returned to Barcelona’s arms after going through last season on loan. Now, the 28-year-old playmaker is determined to bring the Catalan giants back to dominate all competitions.
The period when the new player arrived at the Camp Nou in January 2018 was not easy. He seems to be struggling to adapt to the Catalan giants’ play style, not to mention the frequent injury problems.
As a result, the former Inter Milan player continued to be criticized, which eventually led to him being loaned to Bayern Munich in the 2019/20 season.
Who would have thought, in the German Bundesliga, Coutinho appeared good, even contributed greatly to Bayern Munich’s success in winning the treble winner last season.
Unfortunately, Barcelona puts a price tag too high on a Brazilian if Bayern intends to make it up permanently. As a result, the Champions League Champion was handed off and Coutinho returned to Barcelona’s arms this summer.
Having claimed that he would not get a place in the Catalan giant squad, Coutinho was actually part of the plans of the new manager Ronald Koeman.
Now, looking at the new hopes with Barcelona, the Brazilian is determined to repeat the success of last season.
“I have had very good times. In these seasons I have achieved a lot personally and collectively, which is the most important thing,”
“I have returned to Spain with a lot of desire for everything to go well and that is also what I want in the national team, every chance I have, I want to play a great game giving the best for the team,” he said as reported by Goal.
Furthermore, Coutinho admits that his loan spell at Bayern Munich has provided valuable lessons. Especially about how the Hansi Flick team managed to rise and become champions in all competitions.
“At Bayern, I learned a lot about working hard, because they are very intense in training. The natural consequence is the evolution in the physical part, which I really experienced, because you train a lot and I have worked a lot,”
“I already have this way of thinking, but now I have to devote myself three or four times more than usual to be successful,” said Coutinho.