Netease Sports reported on October 5: 网易体育10月5日报道：
Netease Sports reported on October 5:
Failed to win
Two minutes after Sevilla scored, Messi, Coutinho and Alba teamed up to tie the score for Barcelona. In the midfield, Messi completed the iconic long-range pass. Messi's pass made Sevilla right back Navas very uncomfortable. His reluctant interception may turn into an own assist. If the ball is missed, it will give Alba a chance to empty the goal. Navas finally chose to risk his feet, but he "stopped" the ball to Coutinho. Facing the empty goal, the Brazilian easily pushed the goal.
The last time Coutinho scored for Barcelona, it dates back to April 16, 2019. It has been nearly a year and a half (538 days). That happened in the Champions League quarter-finals, Coutinho knocked on the world wave
"Coutinho is a very good player, but he must be used in the right position." Koman said before the game, he did the same in the game. In the Barcelona 4231 system, Coutinho appeared in the midfielder position. Messi's decentralization allowed Coutinho to get enough ball rights. Compared to the season before being rented out, Coutinho's performance this season has greatly improved. In the first 3 games, Coutinho scored 1 goal and assisted 2 times, averaging 1 goal per game.
In the first half of the season after joining Barcelona, Coutinho played the left and right wing midfielders in the 442 formation, when he was actually quite good. In the 18/19 season, Valverde changed the formation to 433, and Coutinho's performance became a disaster level. The Brazilian lacks defensive ability in midfield, and does not have the ability to blast from the side as a winger. Coutinho is now replaced by Coman at No. 10. With the overall youth of Barcelona and the relative decentralization of Messi, Coutinho's performance will largely determine the trend of Barcelona this season.