The North London outfit returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday, when they got the better of Newcastle 3-1 at St. James’ Park.
Spurs went ahead through Nacer Chadli on the half-hour mark, but Jack Colback restored parity for the hosts in the opening minute of the second period.
Tottenham, though, pushed on thereafter and scored two more goals to win the contest 3-1, leading Brazil international Paulinho to highlight the never-say-die attitude that they have in the team.
“After their equaliser we played well but most importantly we kept going,” the 26-year-old told Tottenham’s official website. “We had to come back strongly in the second half and keep focused on the game.”
“We’ve now got five games left this season to get as many points as possible and improve our position,” added the former Corinthians star.
Paulinho’s comments about Tottenham pushing for goals after conceding and trying to pick up as many points as possible demonstrate that there is still fight left among the players.
Chances of Spurs finishing in the top four of the Premier League this campaign are slim, but it seems that the player are not willing to concede defeat.
For the fans, this should be considered positive. Although finishing in a Europa League place may not be ideal in terms of challenging for the top four next season, Paulinho’s remarks underline the positive mindset that is in the Tottenham camp.