‘I have not performed as expected’: Philippe Coutinho admits he hasn’t been at his best since joining Barcelona
- Philippe Coutinho has admitted that he has struggled for Barcelona
- The Brazil star has lacked consistency while playing for the Spanish giants
- Coutinho, currently at the Copa America, has been linked with a move away
However, Coutinho, who is currently representing his country at the Copa America, has struggled for consistency.
Philippe Coutinho has admitted he hasn’t been at his best since joining Barcelona
Asked whether he has a message for Barcelona’s fans, Coutinho, as reported by goal, said: ‘I do not have much to say to them; I am grateful for all the support that I have always received.
‘I had a tough time on the field because I have not performed as expected, but football is like that and I’m working hard to improve.’
Coutinho scored a brace as Brazil started their Copa America campaign with a 3-0 victory against Bolivia.
Coutinho has been linked with a move away from Barcelona after struggling last season
So far he has mustered 21 goals and eleven assists in 76 appearances for Barcelona.
During his time at the Nou Camp Coutinho has won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa de Espana.
However, Coutinho hasn’t been at his best and has often been deployed on the left wing as opposed to in attacking midfield.
There have been suggestions that Coutinho could leave Barcelona this summer, with Manchester United amongst the teams having been linked with him.
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