Paulinho disappointed that Tottenham only able to draw but targeting weekend win
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho scored on his return to the first team on Saturday but the Brazilian was still disappointed to only draw 1-1 with Hull City.
Spurs went behind in their Premier League clash against the Tigers but Paulinho equalised in the second half with a thumping strike to secure a point.
Speaking to the official Tottenham website afterwards, he acknowledged it was an important point but conceded to wanting all three.
The 25-year-old said: “We know that we had a good chance to win and get an important three points at Hull but that’s football.
“When you travel away and go 1-0 down it’s difficult. The squad stayed strong and we scored in the second half. It’s an important point for us, but we wanted to win.”
Paulinho went on to preview Sunday’s crucial match against Everton, Tottenham’s rivals for a Champions League berth.
He also revealed his delight to be back from injury alongside fellow crucial players Jan Vertonghen and Younès Kaboul.
“We now have an important game against Everton,” said Paulinho.
“We know we have to try and win that match at home. At Hull, we just got one point but we are confident we can win next weekend.”
“I had a month out, it was difficult for me because I’d never had that injury before, but I’m back, Jan’s back, Younes Kaboul is back. That’s important for the squad.”