'It's better to loan out Valverde': fan begs Barca to keep Coutinho and questions his pitch role
Most fans are frustrated with the latest rumours regarding Coutinho's future out of Barcelona. We've decided to pick the hottest comment of today's Big Topic Discussion.
"It's so unfair to him [Coutinho], all fans and the club wish to continue using him on the left wing! To be so stubborn and mysteriously odd not to play him as the world class midfielder he proves to be f.e in Selecao [Brazil] is real madness and very irresponsible. So for us to expect him to succeed on the left wing will be an unfair joke and waste of time. And apart from that, what's your guess, how many minutes he will now get? There's no consistency and even if he gets some minutes, he'll play down the left wing!!!! Much easier, cheaper and more effective is to loan out Valverde ASAP...
Indeed, if we take a look at how Valverde's using Coutinho, the Brazilian spends most of his time down the left wing, although he's used to playing as a playmaker in central midfield in his national team. The positions he plays in differ a lot and the way he's used in Selecao is much more effective. However, if he tries playing the same role in Barcelona, his functions will be pretty much similar to those of Leo Messi who's also used to starting the attacks from the central zone.
Are Coutinho's failures only related to Valverde's tactical settings?