Countinho reveals he is still learning to adapt to life at Barcelona

Countinho reveals he is still learning to adapt to life at Barcelona

- Philippe Countinho has revealed that he is learning to adapt to life with his new club Barcelona

- The Barcelona midfielder also said that the tactics of his present coach Ernesto Valverde is different from Jurgen Klopp

- Countinho will not be available when Barcelona face Chelsea in the Champions League because he is cup-tied with Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho has said that he is still learning to adapt to the style of football with his new team Barcelona.

Barely one month after Countinho’s blockbuster move from Liverpool to the Spanish side, the Brazilian is beginning to understand what life is all about in Barcelona.

The 25-year-old who pointed out some key difference at his new club.

"To play alongside so many great players is much better," Coutinho told Sport.

"Each team has their way of playing and I am still learning how to play here, every day doing the best I possibly can."

In terms of the differences between former coach, Jurgen Klopp and Ernesto Valverde, Coutinho added: "Well, they are different. Each one has their own ways and their own experiences."

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"All the players are really good," continued Coutinho. "I see that every day, in training, in games.

"You see them and you think 'that is incredible' but it's not something which has surprised me because when I came I knew that.

"What's helped me a lot is the welcome I've received in the dressing room: everyone is very calm."

Coutinho had spent five seasons at Liverpool before sealing his staggering £142million to the Nou Camp in January.

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After returning from a three-week thigh injury, Coutinho has made six appearances for Catalan club scoring the goal that sealed his side’s passage to the Copa del Rey final against Valencia.

Barcelona will be facing Chelsea in a crunch round of 16 Champions League match but Coutinho will be missing because he is already cup-tied with Liverpool.

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