Coutinho: “Brazilians Have A ‘Happiness’ In Their Game”
Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho attributes his style of play the a “unique happiness” that Brazilians have for football. Coutinho is renowned for his swashbuckling dribbling style and penchant for long distance goals.
In an interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Coutinho says that this is due to the sense of happiness Brazilians have when they play football, “Brazilian football has a unique style; we have happiness in our game.
“If you look the style of Brazilian players, they always want to dribble. This style is something that I always want to be part of my game. These are our natural movements from Brazil and I guess I developed it as a child when I was learning how to play the game.”
Coutinho says Ronaldinho was his main inspiration as a youngster, “The best player I have ever seen is Ronaldinho. I would have loved to have played with him.
“He could do incredible things with the ball and always played with such freedom on the pitch. He was such an unpredictable player - defenders hate facing those players.”