White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v QPR

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Last Game

AEL 1 - 2 Tottenham

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 17:00

Europa League Qual Play-Offs Round

Paulinho airs his frustration

Paulinho admits that a lack of game time at Tottenham Hotspur since Tim Sherwood took the managerial reins has left him frustrated.

Last Updated: 29/03/14 at 12:54 Post Comment

Paulinho: Still getting to grips with life in England

Paulinho: Still getting to grips with life in England

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The Brazil international formed part of a summer influx of big-money acquisitions at White Hart Lane in 2013, with former coach Andre Villas-Boas looking to reshape his squad.

A positive start bode well for the Samba star, but he has fallen out of favour since Spurs opted for a change in the dugout.

Paulinho has now aired his disappointment at having slipped down the pecking order, with there a desire on his part to be a first team regular - especially in World Cup year.

The 25-year-old midfielder has also revealed that it has taken him longer than he had hoped to settle in England and feel completely comfortable in his surroundings.

"I always want to play," Paulinho told Globo Esporte.

"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."

While a lack of competitive action could be a problem heading forward, Paulinho has been offered assurances from within the Brazil set-up that he remains an important part of their plans.

National team coordinator Carlos Alberto Parreira said: "I have talked to Paulinho for two hours. He was a very important player for us at the Confederations Cup, scoring the goal that put us in the final.

"I have asked him to keep playing at the same level as he does for the national team."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Premier League: Harry Redknapp happy with QPR's transfer dealings

Harry Redknapp is convinced his summer transfer business will prove solid enough to keep QPR in the Premier League.

Transfer news: No good behaviour clause in Mario Balotelli's Liverpool contract, says agent

Mario Balotelli will join Liverpool next week, but won't have a good behaviour clause in his contract, his agent says.

Premier League: Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is determined to keep Asmir Begovic

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says that Asmir Begovic will not be leaving the club during this summer’s transfer window.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property