Coutinho Unfazed By Zico Criticism
Brazil schemer Philippe Coutinho refused to be drawn on criticism by Seleção legend Zico, who said that the Barcelona man, “sometimes disappears in games.”
Asked about the comments in a press conference on Tuesday, Coutinho responded, “I've always tried doing my best in this function with Liverpool and Barcelona.
“Sometimes when things don't go well, people will criticize. But I just want to help the team. Anyway, I thank him for his words.”
The Barca man will come up against Real Madrid rival Keylor Navas in the Costa Rica goal when the teams play on Friday afternoon.
“Keylor Navas is a great goalkeeper who had a great season, but we want to score on Friday. I have always dreamed of representing Brazil in the World Cup.
“When you hear the national anthem, it's a completely different feeling to anything else. Now the important is to be mentally strong and concentrate on what's up next.”