Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Coutinho under Limelight after His Ugly Gesture

Philippe Coutinho, the player from Barcelona is under pressure for showing some consistency as the leaders of La Liga hosted Real Sociedad, after facing the fans during the win over Manchester United in the Champions League.

Barcelona has 9 points lead over Atletico Madrid and is at the top of La Liga. They still have 6 games to go. Thus, they can further strengthen their grip when it comes to their title race at Nou Camp with a victory where Coutinho is going to be under limelight. The Brazilian has failed to live up to the record transfer fee of the club which was 165 million Euros since the time he joined Liverpool in the year 2018. His performance has seen him being jeered at by the Barcelona fans. Coutinho has a meager return on 5 goals and 2 assists in about thirty appearances in La Liga. However, he has vindicated himself as he capped live display in the win of 3–0 over Manchester United in the second leg of the quarter-final with a stunning long-range strike. However, while celebrating, he put his fingers in the ears and seems to be mouthing some insults directing them towards the supporters of Barcelona. The newspapers reported this as a lack of respect and an ugly gesture. Rivaldo, former Brazil, and Barca forward said that it wasn’t good gesture. According to him, Coutinho might have scored a great goal but it is not right to behave in that manner with fans. Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/football/2019/04/18/coutinho-under-spotlight-against-sociedad-after-ugly-gesture/

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