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Philippe Coutinho reflects on failed Barcelona spell

“Things didn’t work” – Philippe Coutinho said, as he reflected on his failed spell at Barcelona, at his Bayern Munich presentation.

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“Things didn’t work” – Philippe Coutinho said, as he reflected on his failed spell at Barcelona, at his Bayern Munich presentation.

The Brazil international joined Barca from Liverpool in January 2018 in a deal worth a reported €160 million (£147m/$178m). However, his dream move soon turned sour, as the playmaker became the scape goat and ridicule at Camp Nou.

Philippe Coutinho has another chance to make things right, as he was presented to his new club Bayern Munich. The playmaker spoke about his failed spell at Barca, insisting it was not all a negative experience.

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Philippe Coutinho at his Bayern Munich presentation

“Concerning Barcelona, things didn’t work out the way we wanted,” He told reporters at his Bayern presentation.

“But that’s the past. This is a new club, a big club, an important club. I hope I’ll be here for a long time and win lots of titles.”

“Within those years I did have great experiences.

“I learnt a lot, won a lot with that club and then we had the Copa America, which I won with Brazil and that was really important.

“Now I have a chance at a new club, a big club. I didn’t have any doubts when Hasan [Salihamidzic, Bayern sporting director] called me.

“He really wanted me to come here, so they flew to Barcelona, we met. They showed me the project and that’s why I really want to thank them, because from the first second [it was clear] how they see me. That was important for me to see.”

FC Bayern possess an option to buy the 27-year-old following the expiry of his loan contract on 30 June 2020. With the club revealing in a statement, that all parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details of the agreement.

Philippe Coutinho could make his Bayern Munich debut away to Schalke on Saturday.

Driven by the passion for the game, Gabriel is an avid Sports & Football fan, lover and now writer/analyst. "I may be right or wrong, never perfect but I do justice in my own way". Email : [email protected] Phone : +2348072502035

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