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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho admits he is frustrated at lack of playing time

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho has admitted he is not happy with his recent lack of playing time.

The 25 year-old, who was signed from Corinthians in July 2013 for £17 million, has fallen out of favour since Tim Sherwood replaced André Villas-Boas as manager.

The Brazil international, capped 25 times, has not started in the Premier League since Tottenham’s 1-0 win against Cardiff City at the start of March and is beginning to grow frustrated.

“I always want to play," he told Globo Esporte. “I understand the team rotation because that's how it works here, but I am not feeling well or comfortable.

“I want to be present, I want to play.

“The language is the most complicated thing as I am lazy about studying. I am learning little by little, but I don't understand everything.

“The football language is easier, that's not a problem on the pitch.”


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