Coutinho: I'm going to succeed at Inter
The young forward, 19, was this week named as one of UEFA's revelations of the La Liga season and impressed hugely as a goalscorer in Spain.
Having failed to secure a role at Inter first-time round, Coutinho believes that with his new found confidence and belief, as well as the arrival of a new manager, he can seize the chance at the second opportunity next season.
"I am a new Coutinho after my spell at Espanyol. I got a bit depressed at Inter because I did not get much playing time," Coutinho told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"That won't happen again, though. Getting regular first-team action was vital for me.
"I really like Stramaccioni's football philosophy. He's always ready to talk with his players, and I hope to develop under his guidance.
"He gives you a lot of freedom in attack, although you obviously have to help out in defence as well.
"I have to think about myself now and do my utmost to secure a spot in the first team. I want to succeed here."