piquè el clásico
piquè el clásico
Coutinho’s beautiful little golazo against Malaga on March 10th, 2018 came from an equally beautiful
How they met: Aine de Sousa & Philippe Coutinho [8/10]
Aine was 17 when she left all that she knew behind and followed Coutinho to a new continent – and a new life. She is his axis; his first call when something goes wrong or right. On a match day, it is her voice which encourages and inspires him. Every other day, she is his solace and escape.
“Aine plays a huge part in everything I do,” Coutinho says. “We didn’t study together, we didn’t really have mutual friends, except for one, who had a party and we both went to it. We met there and sat together for a long time just talking. We liked each other and we were both trying to show that to one another, but nothing was happening.”The childhood sweethearts evolved into life partners and each other’s best friends, but given Coutinho is incredibly reserved the first steps weren’t easy.“She is not as shy so she asked me to be her boyfriend,” he jokes. “There wasn’t really a moment where we were like, ‘okay we are together now.’"We’re from the same neighbourhood and so we just started seeing more and more of each other, going places together and it grew deeper and stronger.”
anon requested: Coutinho’s golazo against Girona on Feb 24th/2018
Philippe Coutinho celebrates a goal with Lionel Messi during the Spanish ‘Copa del Rey’ (King’s cup) second leg semi-final football match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on February 8, 2018.
Coutinho’s first (of many) goals in the blaugrana jersey against Valencia in the Copa Del Rey semifinal on Feb 8th/2018