Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho has dismissed talk that he wants to leave White Hart Lane this summer, as reported by London 24.

The Brazilian international started the season as the main man in the Spurs midfield under Andre Villas Boas but slowly dropped down the pecking order, especially when Tim Sherwood took charge.

Paulinho understands that it is a squad game, especially in England, and that playing in Europe and cup games is not an issue for him, despite recent interest from Chelsea.

The playmaker turns 26 years old during the World Cup where he will be representing the host nation and is focussed on impressing for current club and country – not a move away from North London.

“I don’t have any problem. If you take a look, I was on the field in more than half of the games if you consider the Europa League and the cups,” he said in the June edition of FourFourTwo.

“There’s no big issue with this, but a footballer always wants to be playing, never resting. We Brazilians are like this.”

“I know how to handle my career and it’ll take more than just one bad moment before I reconsider my options.

“We have all got responsibilities at Tottenham and we are ready to go through this.”

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