Coutinho’s Aim Is To Be Fit Against Atletico Madrid

The Brazilian will use the international break, which has seen him not selected by Brazil, to get himself fit for Barcelona’s match with Atletico Madrid.

The midfielder Philippe Coutinho is still recovering from his injury and this Tuesday he did work at the Joan Gamper training complex with the aiming of being back for Barca’s next match against Atletico Madrid on 21st November.

Coutinho, who got an injury to the femoral biceps muscle in his left leg in the Clasico against Real Madrid on 24th October, is taking advantage of the international break to be back ready to play for his club.

The Barca coach, Ronald Koeman, has lost 13 footballers this week and this Tuesday he led a training session with just 10 first team players. Ter Stegen, Piqué, Aleñá, Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Neto, Jordi Alba, Matheus, Umtiti and Junior, as well as Mingueza, Jandro and Arnau Tenas of Barca B.

The Barca squad once again trained this Wednesday at 11am at the Sant Joan Despi training complex and he will then enjoy four days rest. He will not return to work until Monday.

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