Philippe Coutinho: I don’t regret my decision to move from Liverpool to Barcelona was a dream


Barcelona’s on-loan Brazilian midfielder, Coutinho, spoke to ESPN Brasil about his return to the English Premier League, his move from Liverpool to Barcelona, his current role under old team-mate Steven Gerrard and his World Cup prospects.Coutinho on returning to the Premier League: “I’m happy about it, my intention is to come back to England and play in the Premier League again and I’m happy I have the opportunity.””This is what I want, I try to play every day and give good results to the club I defend.Of course, I really want to come back to the Premier League and I am at a big club where I am very happy.As a team, all the players are doing their best to achieve our goals.I always try to make things go as smoothly as possible. I want to get along with the clubs I defend, but sometimes it doesn’t happen and there’s no explanation.Regret moving from Liverpool to Barcelona?”No regrets, at some point we have to make a decision, one of my big dreams was to play for Barcelona and I made my decision at that moment with great gratitude and respect for my many years at Liverpool and the friendship we have made.But in that moment, I made a decision and I don’t regret it.”On his relationship with Gerrard: “I’ve always admired him and it’s been a privilege to play with him.Now I have him as my coach and, with his experience, his training sessions are always good and demanding.He has big ambitions and I’m excited to be here and I hope to be able to respond to his high expectations by achieving our goals with our team.It was an honour for me as a player to have been part of his career and now I am even more honoured to play under him.””I have an admiration and respect for him and I hope I have a chance to work with him again.He is very open with all the players and has a big influence on the team.”I think everyone likes to be treated well and to be in a place where they feel appreciated.Where they can help him, they want things to go well.Like I said, I’m going to do my best no matter what team I defend, but you’re in a place where you feel you’re needed and you’re just going to do your best.”About the current status of aston villa (interview before the win at aston villa on Saturday, was the previous round villa 0-1 loss to watford) “we don’t like the recent results, this is not what we want, I think after defeat because small details didn’t handle good, we need to correct and do better in the next, we all know that.The good thing about football is that every Saturday we have a new chance to do better and that’s something we talk about all the time.We want to turn the momentum around with the next game.”On getting the Brazil call-up: “I’m not surprised. I didn’t just get called up. I’ve been in the Brazil team for a long time.I didn’t play for a long time because of a serious injury, but I recovered.Of course I want to thank the coach and the football association for their support and belief in me when I was injured.”Being selected for the Brazilian team inspires me and makes me happy.It is very important for me to be back in the Brazilian national team and to score goals.I’m grateful, but I’m not surprised because I’ve been one of them for a while.””It’s always a dream to play in the World Cup and unfortunately in 2018, even though we had a good team, we didn’t win it.We certainly have the dream of competing to be world champions, that is our goal.The World Cup is getting closer and closer, and the preparations are nearing the end.A lot will happen before then, but I will do my best to defend my country.”Are you going to the World Cup?”I can’t tell you the answer, it’s the manager’s choice, I’m happy to be selected, I’ve been drafted for a few years and there are new players coming in.There are a lot of things that can happen before the final call-up but my goal is to go to the World Cup.Hopefully I will have a good year at the club and be able to play in the World Cup at the end of the year.Statement: This article is reproduced for the purpose of passing on more information.If the source is wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof of ownership, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.Email address: newmedia@xxcb.cn

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