MX23RW : Monday, July 16 14:25:32

Paulinho: 'I have regained confidence'

Paulinho: 'I have regained confidence'
© Reuters
Brazil midfielder Paulinho reveals that he has "regained confidence" since moving to Barcelona last summer.

Brazil midfielder Paulinho has revealed that he has "regained confidence" since moving to Barcelona last summer.

The 29-year-old, who spent two unimpressive seasons with Tottenham Hotspur between 2013 and 2015, moved to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande for £10m before signing for the Spanish giants in a £35m deal in 2017.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Paulinho opened up on his return to form, insisting that he "deserved" a chance to recapture his best ability.

"From four years ago, a lot has changed in my life and career," the midfielder said. "Leaving England was good for me. I had lost my self confidence, but I've regained it.

"I've played very well, helped my club to win [La Liga]. I'm here because I worked and I deserved it. In four years, I've learnt a lot."

Paulinho's only goal for Brazil at the World Cup so far came in a 2-0 win over Serbia on Wednesday.

Share this article now:
Generic image of a locker room
Read Next:
Former Barcelona president to stand trial
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
7Sevilla38177144958-958
8Getafe381510134233955
9EibarEibar38149154450-651
10GironaGirona38149155059-951
11Espanyol381213133642-649
12Real Sociedad38147176659749
13Celta Vigo381310155960-149
14AlavesAlaves38152214050-1047
15Levante381113144458-1446
16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
RDeportivo La CorunaDeportivo38611213876-3829
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
RMalaga3855282461-3720

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account