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Philippe Coutinho credits Bayern Munich stint for improved fitness

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has credited the season he spent on loan at Bayern Munich with transforming his approach to fitness.

Speaking to Goal during international duty, the Brazilian attacking midfielder opened up on his experiences at the Bavarian club in detail.

“At Bayern, I learned a lot about work, because they are very intense in training. A natural consequence is the evolution in the physical part, which I have really had, because you work a lot and I have worked a lot.

“I already had this way of thinking, but now I have to dedicate myself three or four times more than normal to be successful.” 

Coutinho, 28, was shunted out of the first team fold by former Barcelona manager Quique Setien but has been offered a new lease of life by current manager Ronald Koeman.

Koeman, who took over the reins at the club following their 8-2 Champions

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