It’s been a very mixed World Cup to say the least for pre tournament favourites Brazil and clearly their head coach Luis Felipe Scolari hasn’t been all that impressed with Tottenham midfielder Paulinho. Having been replaced after an hour of the host nation’s 3-1 win over Croatia, the 25 year old managed to stay on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 0-0 draw with Mexico.
However, Big Phil’s patience ran out again in the final group match as Paulinho was withdrawn at half time during the 4-1 victory against Cameroon.
Despite heading Group A, Brazil have not been convincing and neither has their London based midfielder.
As the 2013-14 season came to a close, Paulinho was linked with a big money move to Chelsea. That may or may not have been likely but lacklustre displays in this World Cup mean that the midfielder will almost certainly be back at White Hart Lane next season.