The tricks with the ball he tried on Camp Nou’s pitch the day of his official presentation by Barcelona didn’t go that well, he looked nervous and rather awkward, he knows few were impressed by Barca’s move to sign him, but he’s determined to ‘enjoy it and be happy’. After all, he took a pay cut to make his move to the Catalan giants possible.
I’ve always been someone who put my career first and this was a chance which may not come up again, so I did everything I could to be able to play for Barca, including taking a pay cut. At the end of the day, money’s never the most important thing. I have come here to fulfill a dream, to win titles and to be happy
Paulinho told El Mundo Deportivo in an interview. In another interview, to Barcelona’s other sports paper, Sport, he seemed unaffected by what is being said and written ever since he signed at the club.
I heard things but I didn’t pay attention. I am mature enough not to think about these things, but about helping Barcelona do well. I’m a professional, it doesn’t affect me. The best way to respond is on the pitch, helping my teammates and winning games. That’s how I am going to change people’s opinions
the Brazil international said. Last, he… warned his teammates that he’s at Barca to play, and not sit on the bench and watch others play.
I will try to adapt as quickly as possible. In one week here I’ve done a lot more than I did in my first week in London, for example. With respect to all the players here, I’ve come to start games. My idea is to play and to be a regular
the 29-year-old said.