Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard praised the quality of his new teammate Philippe Coutinho, but says that the Brazilian is still not one hundred percent, as he has gotten used to life in Bavaria.

Like Pavard, who came from Stuttgart, Coutinho is in his first season at the Allianz Arena after being loaned out of Barcelona for a season.

For his new club he has played twice before, when he came into the 3-0 victory at Schalke, before he went in the 6-1 victory against Mainz for 67 minutes at the start.

Coutinho played for Brazil in his victorious Copa America tournament this summer, and later returned to training in Barcelona later than many of his teammates.



Coyutinho has played in two Bundesliga games so far

Even the former Liverpooler had to deal with increasing speculation about his future, but Pavard is sure that it will not be long before the Bayern fans get the best out of their new No.10.

When Pavard was asked via Goal.com to describe his new Sky Sport team-mate in Germany, he said: "A little magician! He is very discreet and very personable, firstly a really good guy and of course a very good footballer.

"It's very hard to get him off the ball, he's not 100 percent because he probably needs a few more games because he came in very late."

"But I'm sure we'll see world-class footballer Coutinho in a few weeks."



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"Naturally [he can make the difference], I know him now from a few training sessions and I have no doubt about it. He has incredible quality and will show it to everyone. "

The Bayern go to the beginning of the season to RB Leipzig, when the Bundesliga returns on Saturday.

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