Bayern Munich manager, Hansi Flick has come out to say that Philippe Coutinho is trying so hard to impress at his new club.
Flick believes doing this is the reason he currently makes wrong decisions that can be avoided when playing for Bayern.
According to him, however, Coutinho’s training performances give him hope that he will deliver the goods in Germany eventually.
He added that the Brazilian is a gifted footballer and he just has to stop putting too much pressure on himself during games.
His words, “His training performances always give me hope that he will deliver,”
“He is a gifted player. He puts too much pressure on himself, he keeps trying to put his stamp on the game.
“Not all decisions are currently correct. We will continue to support him. I think a lot of him as a footballer – but also as a person.”
On if Coutinho will be bought permanently, “Why is it [the transfer] not decisive? This is a difficult question,”
“I think he played well in some games while in others he gave the impression of being a little inhibited.
“I don’t know why. The fact is that we all believe he is an exceptional footballer, we see him in training and sometimes during competitions.
“Everyone tries to help him, the coach, his team-mates. Now we have to hope that in the crucial weeks starting now, he will become an important factor in helping us win titles.”