While Inter Milan during a derby in excess of rare intensity, thousands of kilometers away his essays on the phenomenon of the future gave great class. Philippe Coutinho could not begin better from the first minute with the shirt of Vasco da Gama, the third day of the Brazilian championship. The almost 18 year-old playmaker, who through good performance in the remnants of game so far granted to him has convinced the coach Wagner Mancini to give him a jersey holder, has even signed a one-two in the house of Botafogo, buried by 6 goals in Vasco. Coutinho scored the last two, confirming that you have a talent above the average, which in Brazil are realizing more and more. Today he is taking the first significant steps among the professionals, the young Brazilian, confirming the confidence of the club Inter, who at 16 decided to invest 4 million euros for him, burning the competition from Real Madrid. Yesterday he played alongside Carlos Alberto behind the tip Dodo, 4-3-2-1 in the Vasco da Gama.
Coutinho will accrete at Inter next season and he will be the alter ego of Sneijder in a team that will enrich the class and freshness. With Coutinho on their side, this team can do no wrong. They will make quick work of their opponents. In short, if this is the battleship that has annihilated Milan under the blows of Milito and Pandev, the future already has a name: Philippe Coutinho.
The arrival of Julio Baptista in the role of vice Sneijder will be leading the way to the landing of Philippe Coutinho to Inter. The baby phenomenon of Vasco da Gama could reach Milan as early as January 2010, but the company has decided to leave Inter in Brazil for the first phase of the new season. Also because he could not play in the Italian championship. Coutinho is currently engaged in pre-season with his team, preferring to devote to it just trying to earn a starting spot, thus postponing the age of 18 years (next summer) its ambitions Inter: “Right now I’m calm I still have a little ‘time to prove I can play as a starter. My head is now directed only at Vasco. Recently I put on 4-5 pounds and I’m working hard at the muscular level. My coach Vagner Mancini said he had great confidence in me, and I can not wait to show my worth. ”
The company believes strongly in Inter Coutinho and Mourinho has spent the same rhetoric against him, betraying a great desire to be able to train. This does not happen until next season, when the age of 18 years, will debut in European football and, specifically, with the Nerazzurri shirt.
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.