​Former Bayern midfielder, Dietmar Hamann is unimpressed with Philippe Coutinho’s start to life at the club. Coutinho joined ​Bayern Munich in the summer on a season-long loan, and the German club have the option to make his stay permanent for €120 million.

The 42-year-old Hamann feels the attacker is not contributing enough going forward or in defence for his new club.

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Hamann, who spent the bulk of his career at Bayern and Coutinho’s former club, ​Liverpool, said:

“For me, he is a stranger in the team,” he told ​Sport Bild

“I cannot remember a good situation [he’s produced] in attack. If you have such a player in the team and he does not show any special moments, then, of course, you get problems because in the defence he only counts as half a player.”

“He has 30 or 35 games left so he has to start sometime [to show good performances]. He is still on loan from Barca until the end of the season.”

Bayern coach, Niko Kovac, meanwhile has defended Coutinho’s performance during a post-match press conference.

“At the moment he lacks a little bit of luck,” said the Bayern head coach.

“He always has good actions. I am very satisfied with his performance as well as with the performance of the others.”

The Bavarian giants are currently sitting third in the ​Bundesliga, but they could return to the summit if results go their way this weekend, with current leaders Borussia Monchengladbach due to take on a tough trip to Bayer Leverkusen.

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