Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona career did not really go as planned. In fact, not many would have guessed that it would end in ashes before it had even properly started. Just a year and a half after he joined the Catalan giant as their most expensive purchase in the history of the club, the little Brazilian magician will be heading out the exit door.

But despite his bad spell in Catalunya, Coutinho is by no means a bad player. As a matter of fact, he is still very much among the best of them but he does require a certain system to be able to showcase his true abilities. This tactical analysis scout report will aim to provide you with the Brazilian’s player profile through analysis of various tactics and statistics and determine just what kind of a player he actually is.

Player overview

Philippe Coutinho is a 26-year-old Brazilian that is effectively a blend between a midfielder and a forward. His best-suited position is that of a number 10 but during his spell at Barcelona, he was mostly played as a left-winger.

Despite being extremely technically gifted and fantastic on the ball, Coutinho is not blessed with pace nor strength to be a capable wide man. Instead, he has the vision and the awareness to roam the final third, linking up with his teammates and shooting from range.

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