There is a "Coutinho case" and in Spain there is even talk of a time bomb

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Manager of the Brazilian player has shown displeasure with the directive structure of the Catalan club.

Philippe Coutinho is not having the best time in Barcelona and, according to the Spanish press, a whole case is being generated around the Brazilian international.

Before the game with Levante on Thursday, counting for the Copa del Rey - which Barcelona lost, 2-1 - one of the assistant coaches of Ernesto Valverde commented on the situation of the midfielder: "Coutinho is not performing at the level he was last year and Dembélé surpassed him," Jon Aspiazu said to the GOL's microphones. According to the Cadena Cope, the player's agents, Kia Joorabchian and Giuliano Bertolucci, expressed their displeasure to the directive structure in regards to the treatment given to Coutinho by the technical team and, still according to the same source, there are elements of the Barcelona administration who also do not understand the management made by Valverde. Within the club, they fear the situation will eventually turn into a time bomb.

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