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Tottenham defender has no idea who Paulinho is

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has admitted he has no idea who new signing Paulinho is, or what clubs he has played for in the past. 

The Cameroon international went as far as to say that he would not even recognise Paulinho when Spurs return for pre-season in the coming days. 

Paulinho was the one of the star performers for Brazil as they won the Confederations Cup last month in his native homeland. He scored the winning goal as his side beat South American rivals Uruguay in the semi-finals 2-1, further endearing himself to his country's fans. 

He completed his £17m move to White Hart Lane last week, signing from Brazilian outfit Corinthians. A lot is expected from the defensive midfielder, who is well known in his native country for his wide range of abilities that makes him so versatile in the centre of midfield. 

But despite his new-found fame, Assou-Ekotto would still have no idea who Spurs' new found signing was. The Cameroon defender is known for his non-interest in the game whilst off the pitch and this will come as no surprise to Spurs fans. 

It was well reported that Assou-Ekotto had no idea who Rafael van Der Vaart was when he too joined the club a couple of years ago too. 

"I don't know what he looks like. I don't know him. I don't follow this kind of news. It's like two or three years ago, Rafael Van der Vaart was there in training one day. I said hello to him but I didn't know he was Rafael Van der Vaart," he told talkSPORT. 

"I don't understand people who don't understand me (not showing an interest in football). Most people don't go back home with their job and it's the same for me," he added.


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