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Barca Star Responds To Iniesta Comparisons

FC Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has responded to those who have compared him to club legend Andres Iniesta.

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The Brazil international was widely regarded as a possible long-term replacement for Iniesta, who left the club at the end of the past season.

Coutinho, who has not featured regularly from the start for Barca, has now claimed that being compared to the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner is "tough".

"Andres was a genius, comparisons between us are tough," Coutinho recently told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.

"I just want to be myself and win as much as I can here. I try to work hard regardless of my position and I work hard on every aspect of my game, I feel more of an attacking midfielder and I am comfortable on the left as this is where I've played the most.

"My goal is to improve at everything and if I want to be like Andres Iniesta, I have to improve a lot. My first job is to make plays in the midfield, in the middle it's more difficult as I have to hold on to the ball and help my teammates.

"In attack I can contribute to more goals, but I will do whatever job the coach asks me to do."

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Do you think Coutinho can fill the void left by Iniesta? Let us know in the comments section below.

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