Philippe Coutinho is not resigned to the role of a comparsa that lives in Barcelona. The player is perfectly aware that he is living his worst moment as a footballer and struggles to get out of the well in which he is stuck and that goes beyond football performance. The Brazilian player has been visiting a psychologist for some time to try to get out of the well of lack of confidence that has affected him since he chained injury after injury. Coutinho This follows the example of other athletes such as Iniesta, Riqui Rubio or Darder, who on various occasions have explained how visiting a specialist has helped them to overcome their problems while destigmatizing mental preparation by normalizing this aspect of personal health.
In addition, Coutinho has the complicity of his new coach, Xavi Hernández, who has set himself the goal of trying to recover a footballer that since he landed at the Camp Nou he has clearly gone from more to less.
The succession of injuries suffered by the Brazilian marked the decline of a player who came to Barça as the most expensive signing in the history of the Blaugrana entity. On December 30, 2020, the external meniscus ruptured, being 237 days out.
Since his arrival, Coutinho has not come close to the performance he gave at Liverpool. In fact, according to the portal transfermarkt its market value has risen from 150 million euros three years ago to 20 today.