Kovac Impressed by Coutinho
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac was delighted with Philippe Coutinho’s display during Bayern’s 3-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.
Coutinho almost scored only to see his delightful back-heeled finish chalked off for offside. But he still impressed his new coach.
“I think he has a really good game and when he’s on the ball, his movement and his creativity bring a whole new dimension to our game.
“I replaced him after 80 minutes because we have a Bundesliga game at the weekend. His intelligence gives us an extra dimension.”
Coutinho joined the Bundesliga giants on loan this summer from Barcelona, whom he joined from Liverpool for a £114m fee in January 2018.