Brazil Boss Tite Gives Brilliant Explanation Why He’s Made Phil Coutinho Captain

Brazil Boss Tite Gives Brilliant Explanation Why He’s Made Phil Coutinho Captain

Liverpool midfielder Phil Coutinho has been handed the Brazil captaincy, and his manager Tete has given a brilliant explanation as to why he’s picked the playmaker ahead of anybody else.

Having just turned 25 today, and with just 25 caps for the Samba Boys, there might be more obvious candidates to wear the skipper’s armband, but it’ll be Coutinho pulling it on before the friendly against Australia tomorrow morning.

It remains to be seen if he’ll hang onto it on a full-time basis, but judging by Tite’s explanation, there’s a very good chance that he could.

As you’d probably expect, Brazil were one of the first nations to confirm their qualified status ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia – and it now seems there’s a very real chance we could see a Liverpool player raising the famous trophy aloft next summer.

Do you think Coutinho is captain material? And could he pull on the armband for Liverpool?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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