No problems at Tottenham for Paulinho despite Chelsea interest

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Dom Le Roy

Paulinho may have not had the best debut season at Tottenham, but the Brazilian insists that there are no plans for him to leave the club.

At times it looked as if the midfielder was more focused on featuring for Brazil in the World Cup than trying to impress for his new club.  He expects to be at the Lane again next season despite some rumoured interest from Chelsea.

The £17million signing has shown glimpses of the form which saw Tottenham fans sit up and take note during the Confederations Cup last summer but has not done it on a consistent basis.

“I had a period when I was on the bench, but it wasn’t a problem for me,” Paulinho told reporters.

“At Corinthians, I had to wait for over a year to get in the starting line-up, when the team had the likes of Jucilei and Elias.

“Then, when there was a change of manager, I kept playing and I didn’t have any problems with Tim Sherwood. Since I returned from injury I played three or four games [in a row].

“I then was dropped back to the bench but came back into the line-up for the final six games. There are no problems at all.”

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