Like most, if not all of our summer signings, it’s been a difficult first season at White Hart Lane for Paulinho and after a period out of the side, the midfielder has admitted that not everything is going to plan.
“I always want to play,” Paulinho said. “I understand the team rotation because that’s how it works here, but I am not feeling well or comfortable. I want to be present, I want to play.
“The language is the most complicated thing as I am lazy about studying. I am learning little by little, but I don’t understand everything.
“The football language is easier, that’s not a problem on the pitch.”
Those remarks are no more inflammatory than they would be from any other player who has faced a frustrating spell on the sidelines. However, it does appear that Tim Sherwood doesn’t fancy the Brazilianand even though that might be irrelevant come the start of next season, how do you rate Paulinho’s impact in this campaign?