Statements by Álvaro Magalhães, former coach of the Sporting striker
Álvaro Magalhães, Paulinho’s former coach at Gil Vicente, spoke about the Sporting striker who is going through a great period of form, having scored in the first three rounds of the championship and already adding four goals.
According to the former player, the 30-year-old striker has to be called up by Roberto Martínez, the Portuguese coach, for another qualifying round for the European Championship, whose squad will be known on Friday.
« The coach only has to call the best players and not those who are not used in the clubs. He is Sporting’s starter, he is the best scorer, he is in great shape. I have no great doubts: he has to be called. If he is coherent and has conscience that only the best play, so Paulinho has to be called », he said in statements to the program « Bola Branca », on Rádio Renascença, before highlighting the importance of the reinforcement Gyokeres in Paulinho’s good phase.
“Gyokeres came to give Paulinho emotional stability.