Paulinho was injured in training and missed the last game against Portimonense. The striker can now be absent from four games and only return after Easter.
Paulinho’s journey at Sporting has not been the most stunning. At least when it comes to your obligation as a striker: score goals. In the three games played so far, the former Sporting de Braga striker has yet to make his debut scoring.
What is the most expensive reinforcement of the club ever, costing 16 million to the ‘Leonine’ coffers, is now a weight loss for Rúben Amorim. The striker was injured in training, missed the match against Portimonense and can stay off the pitch until April.
Paulinho was injured in the tendon of his left leg, will miss the Classic against the FC Porto and at least three more games: Santa Clara, Tondela, Vitória SC.
The player can only return after Easter, in a meeting scheduled with Moreirense, on April 3. Still, you will need to assess your physical situation at that time to see if you are able to play.
Paulinho is going through an eight-game drought without scoring that still comes from Minho. In Braga, the last time Paulinho scored was last year, on December 28, against Boavista. In fact, the striker was even on a scoring path, having scored six goals in four games at the time.
Despite leaving good indications at Sporting, contributing to the team’s offensive dynamics, Paulinho still hasn’t managed to make the nets swing. Even so, coach Rúben Amorim is not worried and says he would buy Paulinho again, “even more expensive”.
“Paulinho doesn’t need to adapt to my ideas but he needs to get used to his colleagues, it’s normal. When the game was getting good for him, with more space ahead of the defense to receive, I felt tired and took it off. Paulinho will improve the team, I have no doubts, and he gives things that Sporar didn’t give ”, said the coach from Sporting.
“He will score a lot of goals and, when he doesn’t score, he has to do what he has done: pressure, help his teammates, be strong in set pieces, all with quality. Buy it tomorrow again, even without scoring goals, and if it was even more expensive“, He added.
Daniel Costa, ZAP //