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Valverde Explains Coutinho Omission

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says that he opted not to start Philippe Coutinho in Barcelona’s win over Eibar this weekend for the good of the team. 
 
Coutinho is ineligible for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Chelsea, but Valverde still decided to keep the ex-Liverpool man on the bench. 
 
Explaining his decision to drop CoutinhoValverde told reporters: "I think it was best for my team to try to win. 
 
"Last week Coutinho startedIniesta didn't, so this week Iniesta started. It's true that on Tuesday we have 

 

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