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Name Paulinho
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer


Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Barcelona
  Guangzhou Evergrande
  Tottenham Hotspur

2017 03 25 Retrieve

[Paulinho speaks after his memorable World Cup qualifying performance] Everybody said that would end any hope of returning, but I’d stopped even dreaming about the Seleção. My last six months at Tottenham was lost time, and I was just happy to have the opportunity to play football again

2017 08 19 Retrieve

[Paulinho speaks at his official presentation at the Camp Nou upon joining Barcelona from Guangzhou Evergrande] I’m certain I can fit in at Barça and prove that all the effort they made to get me here was worth it. I know Barça have their own style and DNA but I think I can play here. I will play where I need to and see what opportunities I have. My intention is to help the team to win trophies. Barça are Barça and I don’t think you can say no to them. To play here is to realise a dream

2017 12 23 Retrieve

[Paulinho talks about silencing any of his critics] I’ve heard it said that I’m silencing the critics so many times but it’s not that: I don’t have to prove myself to anyone. I don’t play for the critics, I play for my team-mates. For three, four years I haven’t listened to anything. People always talk and always will. ‘He’s good now because he’s at Barça’, ‘He was only good then because he was in China’, blah, blah, blah. When I was at Bragantino and I went to Corinthians it was the same; it was the same at Tottenham and in China. I’ve had that since the beginning