Philippe Coutinho is enjoying his first few weeks as a Bayern Munich player, with the 27-year-old being particularly impressed by the atmosphere at the club.
There has been a lot of criticism labelled at the Brazilian after he failed to thrive at Barcelona in the same way that he did at Liverpool, but he intimates that he is starting to find his feet again at the Allianz Arena.
“The first few days they showed me the facilities, I met my teammates, the coaches…” Coutinho said in an interview with Sky.
“Every day I feel a little better, I am very happy.”
It was well publicised that Coutinho struggled to endear himself to the Barcelona supporters during his time in Catalonia, and he has discussed the difference between Bayern and his previous clubs.
“Bayern are more of a family than my old clubs,” he noted.
“I know there’s the atmosphere of Liverpool, but it’s even more of a family here.”
Another former Barcelona player who currently plies his trade for the German giants is Thiago Alcantara, with the Spaniard-Brazilian helping Coutinho settle at the club by speaking in Portuguese.
“Thiago speaks Portuguese and helped me a lot in the first few days, especially in terms of communication,” Coutinho added.
“German is really difficult! But I’ve set myself the goal of learning a little.
“A few employees also speak Portuguese which makes it easier for me.”