As one of our punters runs over to the bar with the latest viral image that has just been downloaded to his phone, he has the Football Transfer Tavern in fits of laughter!
The image in front of us all contains Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, who scored his first Premier League goal for Spurs yesterday away at Cardiff City, and in the 93rd minute at that!
As our landlord points out, the Brazilian midfielder looks more than a little bit excited at scoring the winning goal.
Just when it looked like Spurs were set to drop points, the Brazilian rescued Andre Villas-Boas’ men with his last gasp goal. As one of our punters leans over to look at the image before ordering another pint, he notes that Paulinho seems to be rather pleased with the goal and the three points that were so hard to come by. That is fairly clear from his reaction and the euphoric celebrations!
The three points of course keep Spurs close on the tail of North London neighbours Arsenal and ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City. The London derby against AVB’s former side Chelsea is the next game for Spurs, and as our barmaid notes, God only knows how happy Paulinho would be if he scored in that game!
The former Corinthians midfielder spoke after the game and noted that he went to celebrate with the Spurs fans because ‘they are the best.’ He also claimed that he was ‘very happy.’ Yes, Paulinho, from this picture we certainly notice that!