Philippe Coutinho

Rate the player:

  • 4 - Below average, not a disaster, but would be better if we didn't sign him in the first place

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  • 3 - Anonymous player who will never be remembered through the fact nobody expected anything from him

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  • 2 - Close to a useless player, who will add nothing to the team besides filling the CL quota

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1 - Crap, shit, useless player, worst buisness ever, Mancini, Quaresma and Gresko combined

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vitomins

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OK, by your logic, Krhin is a year younger than Santon...where was Santon a year ago?

Give Krhin a chance and if he'll fail, he'll fail...nothing we can do about it. Jose sees potential in him, don't jugde him until we've seen him play.



Um...Santon is almost a year younger than Khrin...

Khrin - 3/21/90 = 19 years old

Santon - 1/2/91 = 18 years old
 

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yeah my bad...still let's judge him after a couple of real games
 

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19 minutes for coutinho in the last match against campinense . He came in the 71 minute and nothing special to mention. The game finished 3-0 for vasco and all the goals were scored before coutinho's entrance.
 

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Why, do you think Khrin is close to Pato's level?

Krhin is pretty decent from what we've seen in this pre season and imo it does not make sense comparing him to Pato. Mainly because some players develop a bit later and also because they play in completely different positions. Also Pato this pre season has been pretty off form.
 

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I'll paste a post from different forum about Coutinho.

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Last month Brasilian football magazine PLACAR published a nice profile of Philippe Coutinho, and I thought it would be interesting to post here... if for nothing else, so Inter's fans can have a clearer idea of what to expect. I'm not going to translate everything because that would be too much like work. As you know, he was signed for 3.8 million Euros at the age of 16 and will be joining Inter on July 1st 2010, when he'll be 18.

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Philippe Coutinho signed his first personal sponsorship contract with Nike at 16, something that doesn't happen very often. According to the article he even filmed a TV commercial for them already, which I haven't seen.

European clubs' interest on Philippe began when he won the U-15 South American championship with Brasil's NT. The first Euro club that tried to sign him was Real Madrid, but they were denounced by Vasco to FIFA and UEFA for trying to poach a minor (Philippe was 15 at the time and according to Brasilian law he could only sign his first professional contract at 16). Philippe signed that first contract with Vasco immediately after reaching the legal age, and was sold to Internazionale at the same month.

Soon after being signed, Coutinho went to Italy for a week of tests under Mourinho's supervision. On his first training session, the kid passed the ball between Materazzi's legs. In Coutinho's own words: "When I got to the dressing room, the massagist said that if I did it again he'd pay my lunch for the whole week. And Materazzi said that if I did it again he'd send me to the hospital." Considering his options, the kid didn't do it again.
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This is what Vasco's manager, Dorival Junior, has to say about Coutinho: "He has all the requisites to be a fuoriclasse. This kind of player has to be carefully groomed. Which is why I wish he'd stay here longer. Besides, no kid should leave his family so early to move to a foreign country. It's not Philippe's case, because he'll be moving along with his parents, but that's unusual." And Dorival is right about that; most young players who move abroad that early go alone, and without knowing the different language or customs.

Luccho Nizzo, the manager of Brasil's U-17 National Team - that Coutinho still plays for - offered these observations about the kid: "Folks in Brasil have no idea about the prestige that he already has. We go with the NT to play in Japan, United States, Spain, and everywhere people already scream Coutinho's name. It's not for nothing that Mourinho requested that his club sign a 16-years-old boy... he's one of the best in the world at his position and age. And Vasco is being very careful about preparing him, and gradually introducing him to their pro team."

When asked, Philippe seems to understand that he's still in development, and has stated his willingness to spend time on Inter's youth team if necessary before joining the pros. Meanwhile, he lives a normal teenager's life: when he isn't training or playing, he's going to the movies with his girlfriend. The rest of his time is divided between writing on his official blog (philipecoutinho.com.br), social networking (MSN and the likes) and playing football on Playstation, where he guarantees that he can beat almost everybody "Except Carlos Alberto" (the winger who was European Champion with Mourinho's Porto).

In school he's a good student - currently going through his third year of high school - and also studying English and Italian with private tutors, getting ready for his big move. But according to Philippe's dad, the kid knows that it will be a while before he's ready to play at professional level.

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That's very, very important also that his parents are coming with him. And he really sounds like a level-headed guy. He's ready to play in Primavera and so on. So he won't (hopefully!) have any motivation problems and so on if he "has to" stay there for awhile (year or two perhaps). Every young prodigy doesn't have to be Messi, Pato or Aguero.
 

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Great work Cafe !!! Fantastic to hear that he's moving with his parents.
 

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Great work!! This really looks promising

I love Matrix's comments :p
 

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thanks for the post CafeCordoba, interesting read. but I remain skeptical. we've seen too many flops in Inter. I'll wait until his second season in the Inter starting 11 before making up my mind :)
 

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He has all the right ingredients, it would be a miracle that we might have 2 AM's in our team next summer. And they wont be on loan.
 

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Still i can't accept the fact that he plays such a few minutes ( or doesn't play at all) at the age of 17 in the 2nd division of brasilian league.....Let's hope!!
 

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Still i can't accept the fact that he plays such a few minutes ( or doesn't play at all) at the age of 17 in the 2nd division of brasilian league.....Let's hope!!


If you knew he was leaving in a year, would you let him play 90 mins a game if you wer ethe manager?

It does not help Vasco by playing him because he is no longer an investetment for the future...now if they were losing all their games then yes you would throw him in there to see if he could help you get some wins. They are winning almost all their games at the moment, there is no motivation to play him...
 

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By the way, Garrincha from XT Forums translated the article above. Like we do for FI stuff, it would be nice for you guys to at least quote the name and forum when doing that.
 

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By the way, Garrincha from XT Forums translated the article above. Like we do for FI stuff, it would be nice for you guys to at least quote the name and forum when doing that.

Yes, I made a mistake for not mentioning the nickname. I was too unclear in the disclaimer that the post was not mine but someone else's.

So to all, that was not my translation (if someone thanked for that, not for pasting the post). :)
 

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Yes, I made a mistake for not mentioning the nickname. I was too unclear in the disclaimer that the post was not mine but someone else's.

So to all, that was not my translation (if someone thanked for that, not for pasting the post). :)

Cool, no prob. Sorry if my tone came off badly, I was just really pointing it out for good will.
 

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man we have pato,kaka and ronaldihno in one

he plays like ronaldihno
is religious like kaka
and does the heart like pato when he scores
 

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All Bilan-related player. SICK :(
No offense but I think Pato's heart celebration is gayest of all goal celebrations.
 

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Philipe Coutinho ( Vasco x Fortaleza ) e ( Vasco x Campinense )

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Thanks for the clip!
 
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