Paulinho pledges to add creativity to Tottenham team

The new signing has stated that he is in the Spurs line-up to add flair and guile, as well as displaying his customary work-rate and ball-winning abilities.

New Tottenham signing Paulinho has spoken out ahead of the new Premier League season, stating that he is ready to have a big impact on the English game.

The 25-year-old moved to White Hart Lane from Corinthians earlier this summer, and in a candid interview with The Guardian stated his intention to do whatever it takes to make Spurs successful.

"Football is a game where you have to do a bit of everything if you want your team to have the edge," Paulinho said.

"Matches are decided by details and you have to be ready to create spaces and help open up defences. It is what I have to do.

"It is quite interesting to see how games in England seem to change a lot in terms of action and pace.

“The game here is full of movement and intensity. The pace is unbelievably fast, faster than Brazil. But I feel this is all so right for the kind of player I am."

At first glance it is easy to pass off Paulinho as a player that is in the side to sit in front of his defence and guard the back four. However, his partnership with countryman Sandro and Mousa Dembele in the centre of the park for Spurs promises to be an exciting one.

With Sandro more of a defensive stalwart, it will allow Paulinho to venture forward, get on the ball and make things happen. He has revealed that he has instructions from his new manager Andre Villas-Boas on how to play for the White Hart Lane outfit.

"Andre Villas-Boas is very well regarded in Brazil and he was part of the reason why I joined Tottenham.

“We have been talking about how he wants me to play. It makes things easier that we speak the same language."

Spurs will fight tooth-and-nail this term to get back into the Champions League qualification places, and inevitably this will more than likely mean leapfrogging north London rivals Arsenal if they are to secure a top-four berth.

Paulinho has the attributes to be a dominant force in the Spurs midfield when the sides first meet on September 1, and already he understands the importance of the north London derby.

"I come from a club everybody loved to hate and that has two massive local rivals just in the same city, let alone the country.

“So I do understand what it means for Tottenham fans to beat Arsenal. Since my first day at Tottenham it became clear to me."

Paulinho’s addition is a real statement of intent for Tottenham in a summer that has been very positive despite questions over Gareth Bale’s future. The Brazil international has the ability to be a star for the north London side and his presence in the Spurs midfield alongside Sandro and Dembele is something Tottenham fans will relish this term.

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