Philippe Coutinho’s Villa Number and Fitness Update

Coutinho Fitness Update

Aston Villa’s new signing, Philippe Coutinho potentially should be in Villa’s match day squad for the Villa Park clash against Manchester United this coming Saturday.

The Brazilian attacking-midfielder begins training at Bodymoor with his teammates this morning (Wednesday), after his introduction was delayed due to him isolating due to Covid-19. Despite that, the player declared during an in-house interview, that he “feels good”.

“I spoke with the fitness coach here, I think I am good but for sure tomorrow I will meet the staff and I will see what the plan is for training,” said Coutinho.

A place on the bench against United would be safe bet, as the player indicated he kept up his fitness by training during his isolation period.

Coutinho’s Number of Choice

Coutinho also selected the number 23 as his squad number. There seems to be no great symbolism behind the choice, beyond it being a number that was available and that he had worn before.

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