& # 39; I haven't had a good season & # 39 ;: Philippe Coutinho offers a grim assessment of his Barcelona campaign in the middle of Manchester United links
- Philippe Coutinho has spoken openly about his recent season at Barcelona
- The former man from Liverpool failed to regain his best form at the Nou Camp
- Coutinho is linked to a summer promotion in which Man United was interested
- The 26-year-old is currently preparing to leave for Brazil with Copa America
Philippe Coutinho has given an honest assessment of his miserable recent campaign with Barcelona, recommending that his form be back on track with the Brazilian national team and show his true abilities again at Copa America.
Coutinho has not been able to regain his best form at the Nou Camp since he made a huge switch from Liverpool in January 2018, and is therefore associated with a summer expedition.
Manchester United is one of the many big names allegedly in the playmaker and Coutinho himself admitted that his recent season was just not good enough.
Philippe Coutinho has admitted that his first full season with Barcelona is not going according to plan
The playmaker became the club's most expensive ever signing in January 2018, but struggled
Coutinho is currently back with the Brazilian national side and is dazzling in friendly games
& # 39; I have not had a good season, Coutinho told the Spanish publication Marca.
& # 39; My performances have been much worse than I expected. The only way to improve and gain trust is by working hard and I have worked hard. & # 39;
Pressure has risen on Coutinho after becoming the most expensive player in Barca's history, despite the club winning the La Liga title again this season.
However, Coutinho was part of the team capitulating at Anfield, losing 4-0 to Liverpool in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League and surrendering what initially appeared to be a certain place in the Madrid final.
The professional star has since been associated with a large number of European top clubs, of which Barca had understood that she was ready to listen to offers.
The Brazilian team is training at home this week as they prepare for Copa America
Liverpool keeper Alisson has stepped aside after the victory in the Champions League
Brazil coach Tite knows that the pressure is on his side to win the famous trophy this summer
Coutinho, however, went in search of his better form with Brazil, and was a recent star performer in the last two friendly games of the national team.
The Brazilian captain Thiago Silva has called on the former Liverpool star to go with Brazil and fill the boots of the injured Neymar, who is excluded from the whole of Copa America.
& # 39; Coutinho had a difficult season in Barcelona & # 39 ;, Silva said. & # 39; It was demanding and they fascinated him many times, but here in the team he is our reference, especially if we don't have Neymar.
& # 39; Coutinho calls the game. In the two practice matches we played, he was the best player on the field, not only because of passes and goals, but also with his defense. He finds his happiness again.
& # 39; I am very happy and not at all uncomfortable to talk about this player because we are very close. In the first kindness I tried to pass him some calmness, and I told Neymar that he should help him too. & # 39;
& # 39; We need him, especially now with the absence of Neymar & # 39 ;, he added.
Brazil takes part in the tournaments as favorites, with their star-studded squadron better than rivals
Training has been given at the picturesque Pacaembu stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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