Real Madrid was very close to sign me, but I chose Inter Milan over them, because there was no doubt – said Coutinho.
Philippe also added – My idol is Kaka, and I cant wait to play with him in national team, and against him for Internazionale, I’m their Kaka now!
He can’t wait to play for Inter, this is what Philippe Coutinho have had to say to newspapers:
“I prefer to play near the box and to exchange passes with the strikers and shoot on goal, but I can adapt.
“I inspire myself on Kaka, I really like him so much. He is the ideal player and I want to be like him. He can score and he creates plenty he does everything,”
“I have been to Milan twice and Inter treated me very well. I liked it there and I have great memories of the city.”
“I would like to meet Mourinho. I hope I can when I got to Italy next,” added the player.
“He wasn’t there when I first arrived at the club for a medical but I know he is a great coach and I cannot wait to work for him, I really hope it happens.
“Serie A? It’s the best league in the world and I am looking forward to playing there. It will be very important to play in Italy and I will give my best to do it.”
“My favourite player is Ibrahimovic. I am very motivated and I hope to contribute to Inter’s future successes. Quaresma is not bad also!” concluded the youngster.