Liverpool and Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has hailed Neymar’s quality and talked about his delight at playing close by with the Barcelona hotshot for Brazil.
The playmaker is a reported Spanish transfer target for Barca, with reports recommending the Catalans have propelled ‘Operation Coutinho’ as they plot a move to sign him toward the finish of the season.
Neymar said he needed Coutinho to join him at Camp Nou and trusts his country teammate would “completely fit in Barcelona”.
Coutinho gave back the compliment ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Paraguay, adulating Neymar’s ability and impact on the national team.
“Look, Neymar is an awesome player as we can all observe,” Coutinho told reporters.
“He is that guy that decides tonnes of games, a guy that is essential on our national team.
“We have been as one over a long pr=eriod of time since the youth teams, and playing next to him, he can change the game effectively. “We give the ball to him and he deals with it!”
Brazil has won eight matches consecutively under new coach Tite, the latest of those triumphs coming in the dazzling 4-1 triumph over Uruguay in Montevideo.
“Obviously, it is truly cool to see that everybody is with us,” Coutinho stated.
“Clearly everybody is taking after Tite’s work – he is making an extraordinary showing with regards to. So this fair makes us more confident. “As you saw in the stadium, there was a great deal of positive vitality. So it’ is good for us.”
Brazil will be back to face Paraguay in Sao Paulo on Tuesday as they hope to broaden their lead at the top of South American World Cup qualifying group.