Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has told Paulinho he must earn a Spurs recall. The Brazilian joined Spurs from Corinthians last summer in a big-money deal but has struggled to perform consistently and has recently slipped out of the side.
"I pick players on what they are doing in training, not on reputations and price tags," Sherwood said.
'I can't be worrying if the Brazil national manager wants him to play every week. I am going to do what is best for Tottenham, not any national manager.
"He knows if he trains well and plays well, he stays in the side. He's come here from another country and the language has been a problem for him.
"Also settling into the Premier League, it's a different game from what he has been used to.
"It's very fast with no respite and we play a completely different way to the Brazil team and the team he has come from.
"He won't find any Premier League team similar to what he has been used to. But he trains well and wants to be a success."
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