SPLIT – He capped off Inter’s win with the third goal but speaking to Inter Channel after the match Philippe Coutinho was keen to stress that "more important than my goal is the fact that the team played well. My first goal in Europe? Hopefully I can carry on this way and keep improving my game."
Coutinho returns from his time in Spain as a different player: "It was an important experience because I had a good run in the team and that’s really helpful for a young player. I’ve come back more aggressive, with the desire to be a success and show people how much I’ve improved."
The Brazilian was also asked to comment on the performances of his fellow countrymen at the Olympics: "I watch all the games, they’re doing tremendously well. They’re young and they can play the ball around. I’m rooting for them."