Paulinho wants to emulate Chelsea legend

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Updated: July 4, 2013

Soon to be Spurs new-boy Paulinho has laid down the gauntlet for himself, and said that he wants to be the Spurs version of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

The Brazilian, who had an impressive confederations Cup campaign, will soon complete his £17million move to White Hart Lane in somewhat of a coup for Andre Villas-Boas, as Real Madrid were also interested in the midfielder.

Paulinho wants to make an instant impact at Spurs, and since Argentina’s Juan Roman Riquelme likened him to Lampard, the Brazil International will be looking to emulate the England man.

He said: “This comparison is a responsibility I will take, I will not run away from it. Lampard is a great player not only for Chelsea but world football.

“I intend to follow in his footsteps as he is a very professional guy. David Luiz always speaks of him on international duty.

“I’ve always looked at what Lampard does and, to me, he is a phenomenon – the way he hits the ball, what positions he takes up. He really is incredible.”

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