Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez insists there's no resentment towards Paulinho.
The Brazil international's arrival has further diminished Denis' playing chances this season.
But the midfielder says: "Paulinho has been unfairly criticised, especially, the moment he arrived, when Neymar left.
"I like to watch football, not the Chinese League, but in Brazil I have seen him and he is showing what he is, a very physical player, who gives us a lot of defensive strength because he is very strong, but attacking too.
"He's an animal! And he helps us at set pieces."
Denis added: "I think he's shut up those people who doubted him!"