Recently, the Barca home page posted an announcement about the injury situation of Philippe Coutinho. The home team of the Camp Nou said: “Sunday morning’s medical examination showed that Coutinho had an injury to his left thigh. That meant the player had to stop playing, how long it took depends on the level of injury“.
Coutinho started in the match against El Clasico and played the full 90 minutes. This player has appeared in 6 matches of the season so far (5 matches in La Liga and 1 match in Champions League) and scored 1 goal.
Returning from Bayern Munich because of the end of his loan agreement, Coutinho was revived under the new coach Ronald Koeman when he was placed as an attacking midfielder in the 4-2-3-1 chart. Brazilian midfielder Ansu Fati and Antoine Griezmann on the flanks support Lionel Messi.
The fact that Coutinho played sublimation also caused Griezmann to play against the forte in Barca currently. The French striker is suitable for a central role but is forced to play the wrong way. Former French player Bixente Lizarazu told Telefoot: “Griezmann no longer knows how to play football when he plays Barca. He can no longer find his position“.
Without Coutinho’s service, coach Koeman could place Griezmann in the center and give way to Francisco Trincao. If this happens, the match against Juventus on October 29 will be an opportunity for former Atletico Madrid player to prove his class.