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Philippe Coutinho: I tried to repay Hansi Flick's faith in me

By Henrik Petersen

Philippe Coutinho was delighted to make his first start under Bayern München interim coach Hansi Flick on Saturday.

Coutinho.
Coutinho.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

Philippe Coutinho says he was eager to repay the trust of Bayern München interim coach Hansi Flick after being handed his first start under the 54-year-old in Saturday's 4-0 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf.


The 27-year-old, who scored Bayern's fourth goal, told TZ:

"I tried to repay his faith right from the start. All in all, the team are good at implementing the things the coach demands. Pressing without the ball is very important to him. We put our opponents under pressure far up the pitch, thus causing them major problems. It wasn't expected that we would succeed so quickly.

"In the end, it's up to us players to do it all on the pitch, but we understood from the start how he ticks and what he wants from us - both on the training ground and in the dressing room. That's why it works, and we're all happy. Still, it's important to keep our feet on the ground," Coutinho said.

Flick has guided the German champions to three wins out of three since he took over from Niko Kovac earlier this month.


Düsseldorf
(4-2-3-1)
24Zack Steffen
25Matthias Zimmermann
5Kaan Ayhan
4Kasim Nuhu
23Niko Gießelmann
13Adam Bodzek
6Alfredo Morales
15Erik Thommy ↩87
7Oliver Fink (C) ↩66
9Dawid Kownacki ↩79
28Rouwen Hennings
Bench
33Florian Kastenmeier
27Nana Ampomah
37Bernard Tekpetey
3Andre Hoffmann
29Markus Suttner ↪66
32Robin Bormuth
39Jean Zimmer ↪87
31Marcel Sobottka ↪79
34Lewis Baker
FC Bayern
(4-1-4-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
8Javi Martínez
27David Alaba
19Alphonso Davies
32Joshua Kimmich ↩76
22Serge Gnabry ↩63
24Corentin Tolisso ↩71
25Thomas Müller
10Philippe Coutinho
9Robert Lewandowski
Bench
26Sven Ulreich
33Lars Mai
6Thiago Alcântara ↪71
11Mickaël Cuisance
14Ivan Perišić ↪63
18Leon Goretzka ↪76
29Kingsley Coman

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