Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has defined that he doesn’t plan on giving up his place within the aspect to January signing Philippe Coutinho any time quickly.
The Brazil worldwide has simply moved to the Nou Camp from Liverpool in a big-money switch, and it has been recommended that he might be very best to ultimately fill the boots of Iniesta in that inventive midfield function.
Coutinho has additionally performed as a wide-forward for Liverpool so will not be a menace to Iniesta in any respect for the second, and the veteran playmaker has moved to defend his spot within the staff.
Whilst welcoming the arrival of a high quality athlete, Iniesta was eager to make it clear that he doesn’t imagine Coutinho is about to switch him within the Barca beginning XI.
‘I’m a athlete for this football club and I’ve at all times mentioned that solely the very best can play for this football club,’ the 33-year-old instructed Onda Cero, as translated by Goal.
‘That makes Coutinho one of the best. He’s younger and he has an innate expertise, whereas Barcelona are a football club the place he can continue to grow.
‘There will never be a player that can make me retire or kick me out of here. At 33 years of age, that isn’t the problem. Coutinho has come right here to enhance us.’
Coutinho was probably the greatest team members in England throughout his time within the Premier League and appears a great addition to this Barcelona aspect together with his talent, intelligence and technical skill.