Bayern Munich legend Ze Roberto has expressed his confidence that Philippe Coutinho can get back to being his best, and said that the German club was the perfect for him to rediscover the quality he showed at Liverpool.
Coutinho completed his one year loan move to Bayern from Barcelona, having spent 18 months at the La Liga club without the kind of success that was expected of him. The Brazilian international will look to rejuvenate his career with the German champions instead.
Ze Roberto believes that his fellow countryman has the necessary qualities and that Bayern is the best place for him to start performing at the same level he did with Liverpool.
“For me, Coutinho is a first-class player,” he told kicker. “But he has to prove that by returning to the level he showed at Liverpool. But I think Bayern is a club with a perfect atmosphere for him to do it.
“His greatest strength is his ability to shake up the opposing lines. With his dribbling, but also with his game intelligence, which means that he knows how to use the other players in front of goal, he knows how to set them free. But he has to increase his goal return.”
It remains to be seen if that will indeed be the case, as Bayern certainly will need him to be at the top of his game if they are to successfully deal with the departures of club legends Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.