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Coutinho explains the key to Barcelona’s win over Osasuna

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The Brazilian was on target against Osasuna

FC Barcelona v Osasuna - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho offered his thoughts on Barcelona’s season and the team’s win over Osasuna on Sunday after the final whistle at the Camp Nou.

The Brazilian was in the starting XI for the match and on target, scoring Barca’s third goal after good work from Antoine Griezmann.

Coutinho admitted he’s found it difficult coming back from a month out with injury but thinks Barca can keep improving if they continue to enjoy themselves out on the pitch.

“We’re a long way behind Atletico but the season is very long. We have to fight hard and take things game by game. Little by little, we’re getting better. The key is to enjoy ourselves on the pitch, as we did today, and to win games, because we want to fight for the title, that’s our objective.”

“When you come back after an injury it’s difficult at first. I am trying to get back to my best and help the team. Today I was able to do that, thanks to a great pass from Griezmann, but, above all, I am happy with the great performance from the team.”

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It was a simple finish in the end for Coutinho who also saw a shot blocked on the goalline in the first half. The Brazilian wasn’t at his best against Osasuna but does now have three goals and two assists in nine outings this season.