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Villa Park, located in Birmingham, England and the home of Aston Villa, already has an idol on the pitch and that is Philippe Coutinho, who has already taught and lit up the pitch in just one game. All this after entering the second half and thanks to their flashes, those led by Steven Gerrard were able to match the actions 2 to 2 with both and assistance from the Brazilian.
“I missed the Premier League and these types of games. I’m very happy, hI’ve missed these games, I’ve missed the Premier League. I am very happy to be here, to meet my new colleagues. It was a great start. I think we had a good game, we believed until the end. We were able to win. We didn’t lose. we advance“, commented Philippe Coutinho to Sky Sport.
The Brazilian entered the second half with the score 0-2 in favor of Manchester United. However, the entry of Coutinho changed the face of the game and in 14 minutes, he gave the pass to Jacob Ramsey in 77 and in 81, Ramsey himself returned the favor to the South American to place equality.
“I’m happy to play with him (Jacob Ramsey), with all the guys here. They are very good. I’m happy, very happy to be here.”added the English international.
It should be noted that the now number 23 of the “Villains” is on loan for the remainder of the season and with a purchase option. All this after not having found his position with FC Barcelona and under the orders of Xaxi Hernández.
In addition, it is the second uniform that the Brazilian has worn since he signed with the azulgranas, the first of which was Bayern Munich, winning the UEFA Champions League a couple of seasons ago.
“Many ups and downs, but it is already in the past. Now I focus on the objectives of the club, the coach. I want to do a good job to help my teammates and the club”Coutinho finished.
“We were in a Zoom meeting and that connection between Coutinho and Gerrard was so obvious. When we signed Steve we knew that he would be important to improve our club and attract the best players. Very soon Steven arrived with the possibility of obtaining Coutinho’s loan. It is not usual to have a coach who has played with the player”, declared Christian Purslow, general director of the English club.
In this way, Philippe Coutinho made it clear that he should never have left the Premier League, since it is the League that developed him as one of the best footballers in recent years and where he has shone easily and satisfactorily.
Philippe Coutinho had his dream debut with Aston Villa against United
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.