Coutinho praises new team-mate during first presser as Barça player

The highly anticipated transfer of Philippe Coutinho has already been made official. Needless to say, the player is quite excited to live his childhood dream, and had some interesting things to say as he was unveiled as a new Blaugrana.

Most players in the world would be ecstatic to be included in the same squad as Messi, but even if Coutinho wants to share playing time with "La Pulga", he had some kind words for other Barça footballer: Andrés Iniesta.

"Andrés Iniesta is a genius. It will be a great honor to play with him by my side, but most of all, learning from him will be awesome," Coutinho stated.

Coutinho brought Neymar's name to the table, stating that the former Blaugrana footballer had nothing but kind words to share about the city with him.

"I spoke with him (Neymar) earlier, and he said I'd be dazzled by the city. He also told me good things about my new team-mates. I also spoke to Paulinho and Luis Suárez, and I can only hope to be really happy here," the player added.

The Brazilian player has signed a 5.5 year contract with Los Blaugranas. Terms of the agreement are yet to be revealed.

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