September 19, 2017 Barcelona's Paulinho celebrates scoring their second goal. (REUTERS/Albert Gea)
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Brazil midfielder Paulinho wasn't greeted with the warmest of welcomes when he arrived in Barcelona.A video of Paulinho struggling to juggle the ball during his presentation at Camp Nou Stadium didn't help, going viral and igniting even more criticism against the player and the club.After five Spanish league games, Paulinho has done enough to mollify the critics.The 29-year-old Paulinho has added versatility to the midfield.Paulinho has a lot more presence in the area than some of the team's other midfielders, including Ivan Rakitic and even Andres Iniesta.It was this that made Paulinho a key player in the Corinthians team that won Club World Cup in 2012 . Paulinho, who signed a four-year contract with Barcelona, said he had regained his confidence while playing in China.
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