Coutinho put on four kilos of muscle mass while on loan at Bayern
The player has returned to Barcelona notably stronger
The new Philippe Coutinho weighs five kilos more than last year -- and four of those kilos are muscle mass. The data of his incredible transformation were revealed in a press conference in which Tite named the 23 players called up for Brazil's games against Venezuela and Uruguay in November.
It's a big amount of weight to put on for the playmaker and is down to the intense work he did during his season on loan with Bayern Munich, where he won a treble. 'Couto,' as Tite calls him, didn't just subscribe to the training regimes at Bayern but also called on two personal trainers.
"There's a factor to keep in mind, Coutinho is a player very dedicated to the physical aspect of the game and now even more after his spell at Bayern where he put on five kilos in body weight, four of which being muscle mass. He improved a lot physically," explained Brazil fitness coach Fábio Mahseredjian.
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