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Hamann advises Bayern to change their playing style after the signing of Coutinho

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München need to change their playing style to get the most out of Philippe Coutinho, argues Dietmar Hamann.

Philippe Coutinho.
Philippe Coutinho.Photo: Дмитрий Садовников, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0

Dietmar Hamann believes Bayern München should change their playing style after the signing of Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan deal from FC Barcelona.

Niko Kovac has preferred a 4-3-3 formation so far this season, but Hamann, who describes Coutinho as a 'sensational signing', feels the Bayern coach should switch to a 4-2-3-1 system in order to get the most out his new player.

"I'm confident that Coutinho will be a huge hit in the Bundesliga. FC Bayern will benefit enormously from him and his technical ability, especially in games against defensive opponents," Hamann wrote in Kicker and added:

"Bayern have to change their playing style, so it suits Coutinho - not the other way around. The best match is a 4-2-3-1."

Coutinho could make his Bayern debut when the Bavarians face Schalke 04 away from home in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

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