Philippe Coutinho has not given up on Barcelona’s season this early.
Admittedly, the Cules have suffered a disappointing start to the season but they did win 4-0 over Osasuna.
Atletico Madrid currently sit second in the La Liga with two games in hand over leaders, Real Sociedad. Barcelona are 7th and nine points behind Atletico.
“We’re a long way behind Atletico but the season is very long,” Coutinho warned. “We have to fight hard and take things game by game. Little by little, we’re getting better.
“The key is to enjoy ourselves on the pitch, as we did today, and to win games, because we want to fight for the title, that’s our objective.”
Coutinho has not been at his best but he is being given time to find his best form. He scored the third goal on Sunday’s win.
“When you come back after an injury it’s difficult at first,” he added. “I am trying to get back to my best and help the team. Today I was able to do that, thanks to a great pass from Griezmann, but, above all, I am happy with the great performance from the team.”