One of the first problems in Ronald Koeman’s in-tray is just what to do with Philippe Coutinho, with the Brazilian midfielder due to return to the club after his loan spell with Bayern Munich.
In the aftermath of his Champions League success, the Brazilian confirmed that his future is up in the air once he returns.
“Of course, I have to go back to Barcelona and then we’ll see what happens,” Coutinho explained in an interview with Movistar+ after Sunday’s final.
“I haven’t really thought about it much, I’ve only been focused on the final.
“What I can say is that I really want to work hard to have a great year, but let’s see what happens.”
Coutinho takes a Champions League winner’s medal back to the Camp Nou with him, which will somewhat make up for the pain felt by the fact Liverpool had won the trophy just after he left.
“We had a great season and we are very happy,” he added.
“We’ve deserved this and it’s a special feeling.
“I’m finding it hard to describe, I’m very happy and we are going to enjoy this a lot today.”
PSG missed their chances, whilst Bayern Munich were more reliable in possession, and Coutinho believes it was only small details which took his team to the trophy.
“Finals are always like this,” he said.
“They are defined by the smallest of details.
“We have controlled our emotions and now we are champions