Paulinho - I have no problems at Tottenham

The Brazilian box-to-box man has been in and out of the Spurs team, but has stated that he is happy at the club.

Brazilian midfielder Paulinho was one of the players that much was expected of last season at Tottenham, but that underperformed in his debut campaign.

Talk of the former Corinthians man being unsettled and even a shock move to Chelsea have been coined in the media, but Paulinho has claimed that he has no problems at White Hart Lane.

"I had a period when I was at the bench, but it wasn’t a problem for me," he told reporters, published in

"At Corinthians, I had to wait for over a year to get on the starting lineup, 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.

"I then was dropped back to the bench but came back on the lineup for the final six games. There are no problems at all."

Paulinho has been selected in Brazil’s World Cup squad and is clearly a favourite of Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Tottenham fans will hope for more from their midfielder next term, as he was wasteful in front of goal and not hard enough in the tackle at times in 2013-14.

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