Philippe Coutinho was the guest at the launch of the 18th edition of the Mediterranean International Cup. The Barcelona midfielder spoke about Neymar's possible return to Camp Nou. "I think the same as Rakitic. I hope he can return. I play with him for the national team, it's a privilege. It would be great for us."
On the Champions League game against Chelsea, which Coutinho can't play as he is cup-tied, he commented that "it's a great game, one which I will follow as a fan, supporting the team. We want to win and that's what we're going for." and he added "it's a really tough game. They have a great team. We have to play like always, be switched on and try to get the first goal."
On the signing of Arthur, Coutinho explained that "he's a great player. I've met him with the national team and he has a lot of quality and character. He always shows that in his games. In addition, off the pitch, he's a great guy."
There were also words for Ousmane Dembele: "We're learning the football here, we're adapting. On Saturday, I was lucky enough to score, but the play was all Dembele's and I have to thank him for that."
Finally, Coutinho is looking forward to the final phase of the season: "I'm so excited to be in this team. We have the chance to win a number of trophies and we're going to fight until the end."