Tottenham Hotspur’s Paulinho hails win over AEL Limassol and discusses importance of first goal of the season
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho admitted it was important for him to get on the scoresheet for the first time this season yesterday evening.
The Brazil international endured a tough first campaign in England but impressed in the Europa League against AEL Limassol last night at White Hart Lane.
The 26-year-old assisted Harry Kane’s opener before scoring the second with a low drilled effort from inside the area.
Tottenham went on to cruise to a 3-0 win and Paulinho revealed his delight when he spoke to Spurs TV after the game, he said: “It was good to win. I think the first half was a little bit hard but Harry Kane scored the first.
“Then in the second half we had a lot of chances and we scored two more.
“It is very important for me (to score). My first game at home and now I am fit and 100 per cent because I have been training for two weeks to give the staff the energy.”
Paulinho insisted the team now must start to prepare for Sunday’s visit of Liverpool.
The Brazil international concluded: “It is important for us to get a good win and now we have to prepare for the next game against Liverpool.”