Paulinho’s absence from Tottenham’s matchday squad to face Southampton was met by confusion and criticism on social media.
The Brazilian had been one of Spurs’ top performers at Newcastle last weekend, awarded the Man Of The Match trophy by Sky Sports.
But the confusion was quickly brought to an end when it was revealed Paulunho’s wife was due to give birth. Here’s how Twitter reacted…
— TottenhamBlog (@tottenhamblog) April 25, 2015
Paulinho has his best ever game for us & his wife goes into labour causing him to miss the next one. Bit selfish imo.
— Graham Kingsbury (@grayjam68) April 25, 2015
#thfc Ruddy inconvenient of Paulinho's wife to go into labour just as he was finding form. If he leaves in the summer, she'll be to blame.
— The Tottenham Way (@TheTottenhamWay) April 25, 2015
Good to see that at least Paulinho can score in the bedroom !! lol
— Jack (@Debaser92) April 25, 2015
Paulinho's wife's labour must have been induced by a delayed reaction to the excitement of him being awarded MotM. #COYS
— Sarah Bassett (@MissSBassett) April 25, 2015