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Paulinho's fear: "I thought about leaving China because of the coronavirus"

Published:30/01/2020 - 17:03h

Updated:11/03/2020 - 16:41h

Paulinho, former Barca Brazilian midfielder and current Guangzhou player, spoke about the so-called coronavirus and the alarm in China for the deaths it is causing. It seems that the former culé came to consider leaving for fear

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Paulinho Bezerra Played in the FC Barcelona in the season 2017/2018 after a traspaso that did not like at all in the barcelonismo. The Barcelona paid by the Brazilian almost 40 million euros in a record operation in the Chinese market, since any club had sold never to a footballer therefore money. The ex of the Tottenham arrived to reinforce a needy midfield of muscle and of alternatives.

Although his high cost always did that it was under suspicion, the true is that his performance was remarkable this course. It finish the campaign with 9 goals and 3 assistances to help to the Barça to raise LaLiga. Never it shined especially in at all, but his arrival and physicist took out of more than a difficulty to the culés, that appreciated his presence. After winning this championship, the Guangzhou decided to recover to the Brazilian and offered 42 millions by him. The blaugrana could not refuse the offer and the mediocampista went back to China.

The ex international by Brazil carries in the Chinese league since and has turned into all an institution in the Guangzhou Evergrande. But in spite of the happy that is in the Asian group, the recent situation of alarm that there is in China by fault of the called coronavirus has done him pose his course again. Sportive world has spoken with him on this and the footballer has recognised that the 170 people died owing to the virus or the thousands of affected have done him have fear.

Paulinho Admitted that when it began to arise the shoot thought that the best for him and for his family was to leave the country of Asia and go to another place to play. Finally, from the club did him some recommendations that left him calmer. "I posed me go out of China by the coronavirus, especially, by my family, but have ensured us that we can be calm. We are well. They have said us that we try to go out the less possible of house", commented.

It is necessary to signal that Canton, the city where resides the club of the Brazilian, is to some 1.000 km of Wuhan, capital of Hubei, that is where is the shoot of coronavirus. This distance seems more than sufficient to guarantee the security of the residents with the recommendations established that comments the player. Besides, from the Superliga Chinese decided suspend the beginning of the competition, that had to be on 22 February. It seems that the Guangzhou only will compete for the moment in the Champions of Asia. "We do not play the Chinese league but yes that will participate in the Champions Asian, so we train us each day", affirmed the player.

It spoke of the new Barça of Setién

Finally, the ex barcelonista also left clear that follows to the so much of what sucede in Can Barça. The midfield player thinks that the new FC Barcelona of Quique Setién will work and will do big things this course. "I know that Suárez lesionó and that Setién is the new trainer. The Barça will do sure a big season because has an equipazo", finalised.

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