Video: Spurs reject Paulinho scores outrageous 40 yard free kick for Guangzhou

Paulinho

The ex Tottenham midfielder netted a free kick that has to be seen to be believed to open his Guangzhou account against Kashiwa Reysol in the AFC Champions League.

Former Tottenham Hotspur flop Paulinho has scored a phenomenal free-kick goal in a continental tie for new side Guangzhou Evergrande, opening his goal account there in the most spectacular fashion in an Asian Champions League quarter final tie against Kashiwa Reysol of Japan.

With Guangzhou having a free kick some 40-45 yards away from goal, the Brazilian took an almighty run up and hit a powerhouse effort that flew towards goal and swerved into the top corner. It was some effort, and Paulinho was mobbed by his team mates after the strike, the Chinese side's second in a 3-1 away win.

Spurs fans may well be questioning whether that was the same Paulinho they witnessed at White Hart Lane upon witnessing the goal.

That midfielder often appeared to struggle with the pace and unforgiving nature of the Premier League, and his career with Spurs can be summed up with minimal league appearances last season and some unfortunate attempts on goal.

But it appears the 27-year-old's confidence has already flooded back since making the move to China, where he is undoubtedly a key man under his former Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The midfielder had made six appearances for his new side, as he was slowly brought into the first team, but his strike was undeniably a phenomenal effort that will certainly announce that he is well on the way to making a name for himself in world football for the right reasons once more.

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