‘I Came to Barcelona To Win Big Trophies’ Says Coutinho
Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho has said that he joined Barcelona in order to win thebiggest prizes in the game. The Brazilian joined from Liverpool in a £142m deal in Januaryafter sustained interest from the Catalans.
Coutinho made an official transfer request in August in an attempt to push through a move.Liverpool held firm on that occasion, but agreed to sell their playmaker early in the Januarywindow at the player’s behest.
Coutinho explained his rationale for pushing through a move to Barcelona to 8tv, “Everyoneknows that I wanted to come to Barcelona,” he said, “It wasn’t possible in the summer, but itwas in the winter.
“I really want to win the big trophies, it was a big part of the reason that I wanted to sign forBarcelona. I want to win everything I can, I don’t have any preferences when it comes towhat I win.”
Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal last night in the team’s 2-0 win over Valencia in theCopa del Rey, which means they will meet Sevilla in the final.