According to the Brazilian icon, the Philippe Coutinho’s move from Barcelona to Bayern Munich was something than anybody could see happening.
Philippe Coutinho moved this week from Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona to the German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.
And for Brazil national team icon Rivaldo, the move was inevitable.
“I always believed that Philippe Coutinho had the ability to be a success at Barcelona, but things were taking too much time and both parties agreed on a transfer to Bayern Munich,” he was quoted by The Daily Mail.
“I’m a little disappointed about his failure in gaining a regular place in the first team, but perhaps he was no longer confident about it and unhappy, so he opted for a move to another big club trying to finally recover his best football from his time at Liverpool.”
He explained the player’s reasons: “It’s never easy to find your space in a team where Lionel Messi constantly takes all the credit and responsibility.”
“There are few players in the world capable of reaching such situation and imposing themselves, and maybe Coutinho didn’t have enough patience to find his spot in the team.”
“The Argentinian star is the team leader and will keep playing at his best level for about three or four more years, so it is difficult to see other players shining at their best at Barcelona,” he concluded.