Netease Sports reported on September 26:
In January 2018, Coutinho from
In this summer, Coutinho returns to the Nou Camp. By convention, he should have worn his No. 7 back. But Coutinho gave Griezmann the 7th, which is the iconic number of the French. Coutinho chose the No. 14 shirt he wore.
Cleaning Coutinho was an important task for Barcelona this summer. But after Koman took office, the Red and Blue Corps decided to keep the Brazilian. On the second day after Bayern played the Champions League final, Koeman called Coutinho and welcomed the Brazilian back to Camp Nou. Koman mainly played 4231 formation, which is also the formation that Coutinho is used to in the Brazilian national team. In Koman's tactical system, Coutinho can appear in the front midfielder or left forward position.
In addition to Coutinho, many Barcelona players have also received their new numbers. The 17-year-old Pedri will wear the number 16, and Alenia, who has returned from loan, will wear the number 6. Neither Araujo nor Phuket won the first team number, which means they will be registered in the B team in the new season.