“Coutinho on the same level with Neymar”

Dani Alves does not care about Neymar’s absence at Brazil’s national team because he believes Philippe Coutinho is as good as his Paris Saint-Germain teammate.

Since the 2014 World Cup, when he was not invited by Luiz Felipe Scolari, Coutinho has become one of the most talented midfielders in the world.

His first appearances for Brendan Rodgers team and then Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool have played a major role in his development before transferring to Barcelona in January for 160m euros.

And Alves insists that Coutinho should be considered at the same level with Neymar, who missed the Super Match on Tuesday night between Brazil and Germany, due to injury.

“I think Coutinho is a player of the same rank with Ney. He has a great influence on our game and in the team he plays, “Alves said.