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Coutinho on Barcelona goal celebration: A cry of rage; no-one knows how I've suffered

Philippe Coutinho has pledged his commitment to Barcelona.

The midfielder was back in action on Sunday for victory over Valencia, where he scored in the 3-1 win.

Quoted by Le 10 Sport, Coutinho later explained his passionate goal celebration: "It was a cry of rage because I needed to score to gain confidence. No one else knows how much I have suffered.

"I have the same desire, or even more, with everything that I have experienced. It's a scar that makes me stronger."

Coutinho says he's confident with their senior players now returning from injury that Barca will start climbing the table and pushing for the leadership. Along with the Brazil international, Ansu Fati and Sergio Aguero made their first appearances for the season on the night.

Coutinho continued: "We know the situation is not as we want it to be, but we are the only ones capable of addressing it.

"The team is involved and today we showed it against Valencia. We gave 100%, but if we have to give 150%, we will give it."

The former Liverpool midfielder is on track to stay with Barca after Sunday's appearance. If Coutinho exceeds 100 games played, Barca face paying former club Liverpool a €20m bonus. To date, Coutinho now sits on 97 appearances. Given the confidence of coach Ronald Koeman, it now appears Coutinho will be remaining a Barca player.


- updated October 19


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