Coutinho: I have come to Barcelona to win big titles



Posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by Marca.com

Coutinho: I have come to Barcelona to win big titles

Barcelona's star signing of the winter transfer window, Philippe Coutinho has made the move to Catalonia, by his own admission, to win titles.

A hero at Liverpool, the Brazilian never felt fulfilled professionally.

"Everyone knows that I wanted to come to Barcelona," he said to 8tv's 'Fora de Joc' programme.

"It wasn't possible in the summer, but we worked so that it could be done in winter.

"I really want to win big titles, it was one of the reasons that made me sign for the club.

"I want to win as many as I can, I don't have preferences."

There's still the issue of where Ernesto Valverde can best utilise Coutinho's skill set, but the player himself is happy to play anywhere.

"I don't care about the position, I'll play where the coach tells me," he continued.

"It's all different at Barcelona, and though I've played more times on the left, I'll adapt wherever."

Less than a month after joining the club, there are a multitude of reasons why Coutinho believes it was the right move for him.

"We live close to Messi and Suarez, it's great that they welcomed me," he noted.

"Not only me, but also Yerry Mina, we have a very good squad like that.

"Andres [Iniesta] is a genius, and anyone who plays with him will make them better.

"I am enjoying my time together with him and also with Leo, for me they are idols.

"It seems incredible, but every day Messi gets better, and as a teammate I can only take advantage of my moments with him.

"I've learned a lot from everyone and I've tried to take advantage of everything they taught me.

"Valverde welcomed me in, and he is always seeking to improve the team's game, he talks a lot with players in training and corrects positioning, which is important."



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