- Match Analysis
Lionel Messi gets better every day, according to team-mate Philippe Coutinho.
Barcelona’s new record signing Philippe Coutinho lauded Lionel Messi, saying his superstar team-mate was still improving.
The Sky is blue and in other news Lionel Messi is enjoying yet another stellar campaign with the La Liga giants Barcelona this season, scoring 27 goals in 34 games in all competitions.
Phillipe Coutinho, a recent club record €160million arrival at the Camp Nou from Liverpool in January, said it was amazing to see Lionel Messi, 30, still improving.
“It seems incredible, but every day Messi gets better, and as a team-mate I can only take advantage of my moments with him,” the Brazil international said in a recent interview. I’ve learned a lot from everyone and I’ve tried to take advantage of everything they taught me.”
Phil Coutinho is still settling in at runaway league leaders Barca after his lon awaited arrival, he has made four appearances for the club so far.
The 25-year-old praised his team manager Ernesto Valverde, saying the Barcelona coach was continually seeking to make his team better.
“Valverde welcomed me in, and he is always seeking to improve the team’s game,” Coutinho said.
“He talks a lot with players in training and corrects positioning, which is important.”