Philippe Coutinho's Numbers At The World Cup Is Proof He's A Baller
Philippe Coutinho has enjoyed a superb World Cup, thus far. And his impressive statistics echo that sentiment.
Brazil entered the World Cup as tournament favourites. The five-time winners pinned their hopes on Neymar to mastermind another triumph on the world stage.
But with all eyes locked on Neymar, Coutinho has flown under the radar producing heroics for Brazil who have secured passage to the next round.
He's already chipped in with goals and assists while pulling the strings in midfield.
The Barcelona ace has a 91% passing accuracy not to mention completing 10 key passes.
Also weighing in with two goals, including a stunning strike vs. Switzerland, and an assist.
Philippe Coutinho in the World Cup- Brazil Football :flag_br: (@BrazilEdition) June 28, 2018
91% passing accuracy
10 key passes
2 big chances created
A quality start to his campaign in Russia. pic.twitter.com/KVXfGVo0bs
Coutinho World Cup stats:- Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) June 27, 2018
vs Switzerland: goal
vs Costa Rica: goal
vs Serbia: assist
His goal involvement always comes to open the scoreline. He's guiding Brazil in very tight games. Has decided 3 straight games in a row.
Absolutely one of the tournament's best players so far. pic.twitter.com/1C5yXxh3t0
A great start.
Coutinho's performances has garnered praise from ex-Selecao ace Roberto Carlos who loves watching him play, and believes he's become a massive player for the national team.
"I love watching that guy play. He's brilliant on the ball, obviously, but he's clever off it, too, taking up good positions," he said.
Carlos added: "Everyone speaks about Neymar, but Coutinho is proving that he's also a massive player for Brazil too.
"When all the defenders focus on Neymar, he pops up and decides matches."
Brazil enter the knockout round undefeated (two wins and one draw) ahead of facing Mexico for a spot in the quarter-finals.