The Premier League-bound Brazil international is adamant he will not shy away from being likened to Chelsea's all-time top scorer, who he considers a 'huge phenomenon'
The Corinthians star, who has confirmed he is set to join Spurs, was likened to Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer by Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme.
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And Paulinho admits he is delighted to be compared to the England international and feels he can learn a lot from his style of play in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old told ESPN programme Bola da Vez: "This comparison is a responsibility that I will take, I will not run away from it.
"Lampard is a great player, not only for Chelsea, but in world football. I intend to follow in his footsteps as he is a very professional guy, David Luiz (Lampard's Chelsea team-mate) always speaks of him on international duty.
"I've always looked at what Lampard does, and to me he is a huge phenomenon - the way he hits the ball, what positions he takes up - he really is incredible."
Paulinho also revealed he won the respect of Riquelme in the Copa Libertadores in May when his Boca side faced Corinthians.
"After I played against Riquelme he turned to me and said, 'You are a phenomenon' and said he wanted my shirt to give to his son," he added.