Ten competitive matches, two goals, four assists: This is the quite expandable balance sheet of Philippe Coutinho in the jersey of Bayern Munich so far. Reason enough for Dietmar Hamann to criticize the Brazilian playmaker harshly. "For me, he's a foreign body in the team, so I can not remember a good situation in the first place, if you have such a player in the team and he's ahead no accents, then of course you get problems because he is in the backward movement, only half a player, "said the" Sky "expert after the arduous 3: 2 victory of Bayern in the Champions League at Olympiacos Piraeus. Coutinho had remained without a participation.
The 27-year-old, who is on loan from FC Barcelona to Munich until next summer, "perhaps has 30 or 35 games left, so he has to start at some point," Hamann demanded. Bayern coach Niko Kovac had a rather pale appearance in Piraeus explained that Coutinho is missing "just a little bit of luck" at the moment. The former Liverpool star, however, has "always good action, I am very satisfied with his performance as well as with the performance of the others." Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also had patience with Coutinho. "He's a free spirit who's not 100 percent yet, he can do much, much more, but we'll still enjoy him a lot."