A section of Spurs fans might not necessarily agree with the assessment but our Brazilian midfielder Paulinho declares himself happy with the start to his Tottenham career. The 25 year old scored his seventh league goal of the season against Fulham at the weekend – his first at White Hart Lane and afterwards he reflected on the 2013-14 campaign as a whole.
“It’s my first season in the Premier League, I’ve played a lot of games and yes, I’m happy with seven goals,” he told the club’s official website.
“Everyone knows the first season is difficult. It’s a change of football after playing in Brazil, a change of lifestyle and I’m delighted to score seven goals.
“The most important thing was that we took three points against Fulham. Now we prepare for a tough game against Stoke.”
Goals from midfield are important but Paulinho’s all round play has come in for a little criticism along with the hint from head coach Tim Sherwood that he lacked a little ‘fight’. What’s your opinion – are you happy with the player’s contribution to a forgettable season?