Philippe Coutinho was seen in action for Barcelona for the very first time since his mountainous £142 million transfer last night, and the Catalan adherents are in a euphoric sense of excitement.
Considered to be an archetypal Brazilian number 10 playmaker, the superstar has been used as an attacking midfielder, second striker, and on the flanks, where he excels at providing assists for teammates.
The midfield maestro has all the talents and technique required for operating in Barcelona.
Accordingly, although he was expected to settle in with the teammates on the pitch quickly, his exceptional potential has assisted him in habituating to the Barca’s style of play with just a single match.
Barcelona put up a real fight with Espanyol in the Copa del Rey, having trailed in the 1st leg. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi marked their names on the scoresheet, securing their side the tickets to the semi-final in the process.
In the second half, the former Liverpool star was brought on, as the home crowd bounced with enthusiasm. The Brazilian replaced Andres Iniesta, and with a couple of ball exchanges with his teammates, the talented midfielder got into the thickest of action.
The supporters initiated barring Twitter with reactions soon thereafter, and a few even claimed they felt Coutinho played like he’d been operating at Camp Nou for years.
With his cameo enticing such great attention, Barcelona are expected to ace the league in the upcoming seasons, as they keep executing such passionate transfers which fortify the club every single time.
Written by Hritwik NE
Passionate writer, coated in Blue.