In an exclusive by the Daily Mail, they write: The conversation turns to his shirt number. “All the numbers have been distributed,” he is told.
“What about your favourite, 10?” someone asks.
“No! No! No! There is only one No 10 at Barcelona (Messi),” Coutinho replies with a wide smile. “He is the best player in the world, the ultimate No 10.”
It is certainly a touching sentiment for Barca fans, one which further reveals why the Brazilian could not turn down an opportunity to play with a player he views as the finest in the business.