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Video: Ronaldinho Sends Phil Coutinho Some Advice Ahead of His Barca Debut Tonight

Video: Ronaldinho Sends Phil Coutinho Some Advice Ahead of His Barca Debut Tonight

With Philippe Coutinho expected to make his long-awaited debut for Barcelona tonight, club legend Ronaldinho has told the midfielder to “give it everything and make people happy.”

Coutinho completed a sensational switch to the Nou Camp earlier this month, with the La Liga leaders parting with £142 million to sign the midfielder from Liverpool.

Ernesto Valverde’s side have played four matches since capturing the Brazil international, however, Coutinho has so far been unable to feature for his new side due to a thigh injury.

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The 25-year-old has returned to full-fitness this week though and as a result has been included in the squad for tonight’s Copa del Rey clash with Espanyol.

So, with the player expected to play some part in the Catalan derby, Ronaldinho has looked to impart some of his priceless wisdom:

 

 

Ronaldinho won two La Liga titles and a Champions League during his five years at Barca, with his performances for the club making him an icon among both Barcelona and Brazil fans.

If Coutinho can come anywhere close to replicating Ronaldinho’s achievements, he’ll have been a major success.

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