Bayern Munich star, Philippe Coutinho should’ve stayed at Barcelona, Robert Fernandez has said.
Robert believes the Brazilian can do bits in the current Barcelona team if he is played in the right position.
According to him, Coutinho has an extraordinary quality plus he scores often so he would never understand why he was allowed to join Bayern on loan last summer.
He added that a player like Philippe needs patience because he is the type of footballer who can make Barcelona fans jump out of their seats.
His words, “Watching this Barcelona team, you need fast forward players, able to unbalance the opponents; passing and passing the ball is good but you need the capacity to unbalance because it’s impossible to win games by only passing the ball. I think Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Rakitic are important – and Coutinho, I think he should never leave.
“Barcelona is different to the rest, possession and good treatment of the ball are required and Coutinho has an extraordinary quality. He scores often, so I never understood why he was loaned, it is only about finding his position on the pitch. Maybe something could be done better with him or perhaps the player found himself in a bad situation.
“I think some players need patience because they are the ones who win games. We can’t discuss a player like him, able to unbalance, who works harder, who scores often and he never complains. Barcelona can’t be allowing these players to leave because these are the ones who make Camp Nou fans jump out of their seats.
“I can’t speak about financial reasons but on the pitch Coutinho is a great professional, he loves to work, but for players at this level when they are on the bench they can lose their course and this is not good for the club nor the player.
“He is such a very special player. If it was my decision, Coutinho would never had left.”