He came to prominence in Europe after a fantastic showing for Brazil in the Confederations’ Cup last summer, and there was much excitement surrounding his arrival in North London. But despite a positive start to his Premier League career, Paulinho has fallen out of favour since Andre-Villas Boas’ sacking. Tim Sherwood has called on Paulinho to prove his worth to the side in training. He has tended to favour youngster Nabil Bentaleb alongside Sandro, and Paulinho has spoken out about his frustration over the past few days. He’s likely to feature for Brazil in the World Cup this summer, but if he fails to regain his place in the Tottenham side he may look for a way out before the start of the next campaign.


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