Philippe Coutinho was criticized by some Barcelona players in the aftermath of the game against Celta Vigo, Mundo Deportivo insist.
It was said that Coutinho refused to come on as a substitute in the game against Celta after warming up for some time – leading to questions about his attitude and commitment.
However, Coutinho has come out to outrightly deny the rumour.
The saga was also played down by then interim manager Sergi Barjuan.
This is one issue Xavi would be looking to put to bed quickly – that’s if there’s any atom of truth in it.