Coutinho, who was also deployed in a more central role by Brazil coach Tite against Bolivia, said his time at Bayern had taught him the importance of a strong work ethic.
The 33-year-old opened up about his September departure from the Camp Nou after scoring from the penalty spot to help Uruguay beat Chile 2-1 in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
"I gained some weight after quitting swimming. Then I turned to basketball just for fun, but I found my passion for it," she recalled.
"I get goosebumps when I remember it: I knew the moment it happened that it was serious ... Going into the operating theater was one of the worst moments of my life - I was panicking and I said 'put me to sleep as I can't stand this," he admitted.
Lakers star LeBron James had 40 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and Anthony Davis put up 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Trailing at 76-79 in overtime, Tianjin's Zhao Fangxin got three free throws at the stroke of the final whistle, but she missed all of them and saw the chance slip away.
"I was under doubt before the match. But it's true that my level of confidence and tennis have been improving every single day during the whole tournament," said Nadal. "Of course I played at an amazing level of tennis, for two sets and a half I played great. I can't say another thing. It's impossible to have this score against him without playing great."
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho said Saturday that his hunger for success has increased three-fold after his season-long loan at Bayern Munich.
After the loss, Tianjin, Hebei and Wuhan remained the last three teams on the table; they have not won a game since the season started.
"The Asian Cup is the top football event in Asia. Its great influence can cultivate youth interest in football and expand youth football population in China," he said. "In next phase, the organizing committee will create opportunities for more young people to have close contact with the tournament in all host cities through various channels and activities."
He has been in impressive form for Galatasaray over the past month, with three goals from the opening four rounds of the Turkish Super Lig.