Barcelona is still exploring a way to get Philip Coutinho to demonstrate his good football in Liverpool. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan team held a meeting on Tuesday to receive hired free midfielder Juan Mata, who is currently in Manchester United. An experienced midfielder would be an ideal substitute for Andres Iniesta and would have given the face to a midfielder.
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However, at a meeting with Coutinho and his representatives, Barcelona decided to give another opportunity to the Brazilian ace, who has a fine of more than 1 billion rubles. According to the Spanish newspaper, Coutinho assured that he has all the conditions to turn around and return to present good football with a Barcelona shirt.
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The midfielder was recently criticized by the press and was on the bench of the Ernesto Valverde team due to poor results, especially in Copa del Rey’s hectic campaign. Barcelona is in the quarter finals of the tournament, but gets their classification in the shower pools, with problems in the first match.
Copa del Rey in the quarter-finals, and Barcelona lost to Fort Sevilla in the first match with a score of 2: 0. The team of Ernesto Valverde needed to win with a difference of three or more goals to reach the semi-final of the Rey del Rey Cup.
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