Coutinho: I have not played as well as I expected I would this season

10.06.2019 23:30 de Stefano Bentivogli   Ver lecturas
Fuente: Marca
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Coutinho: I have not played as well as I expected I would this season

Philippe Coutinho is firing on all cylinders for the Brazilian national side at the moment, just days ahead of the start of the Copa America.

The Barcelona playmaker, who is almost nailed on to leave the club this summer, has recognised that he has not had the best of campaigns.

"I have not had a good season," said Coutinho.

"My performances have been a lot worse than I expected they would.

"The only way to improve and gain confidence is through hard work, and I have been working hard."

Paris Saint Germain defender and Brazil teammate Thiago Silva has also had his say on Coutinho.

"In the two friendlies that we have played, he has been the best player on the pitch," Silva noted.

"Not just because of his passing and goal scoring ability but also his defensive work-rate.

"He is a lot happier again now and he is playing with a smile."

Both Barcelona and Coutinho are actively seeking a move away from the club for the player and, as things stand, PSG are leading the race to sign him.