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Ernesto Valverde backs Philippe Coutinho to rediscover scoring touch

The Brazilian is going through a rough patch

Levante v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Round of 16 Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Ernesto Valverde offered some words of encouragement to Philippe Coutinho after another less than impressive display against Girona.

The Brazilian had two great opportunities to score at Montilivi but could not convert either, although Valverde reckons he’ll rediscover his scoring touch soon.

“What I like about him is that he always tries things and takes on his man,” he said.

”It might work or it might not. He had chances today, but didn’t score because their goalkeeper is excellent.

”He’ll convert other chances soon.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Coutinho will be hoping to get another start against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, the Brazilian was on target the last time the two sides met in October.

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