Luiz backs Paulinho to be a hit in England

The defender believes his compatriot to be well suited to the hustle and bustle of Premier League football, though the midfielder is keeping his feet on the ground
Chelsea defender David Luiz is keen to see fellow Brazil international Paulinho join him in England this summer.

The Corinthians star has lit up the Confederations Cup with his all-action displays, causing his stock to rise as links with Premier League outfit Tottenham intensify.

And Luiz is adamant the Selecao hero has what it takes to star at White Hart Lane, while hailing him as an asset to the Brazil squad.

"If he gets to play in England, he will definitely go far," the stopper noted to "His game fits perfectly with the pace of English football.

"It’s incredibly valuable to have someone like that in your side. Especially when the team [Brazil] is getting along together as well as ours is."

Paulinho headed in the hosts' late winner during the 2-1 semifinal victory against Uruguay on Wednesday and revealed what he believes to be the strongest parts of his game.

"It really is one of my qualities, moving into different areas of the field, picking up opponents as well as helping to attack," the midfielder underlined.

"I try to help in every possible way and I’ll try to keep on doing that, both for my club and the national side, because that's how I've always had success."

Luiz Felipe Scolari's men now prepare to face Spain in the final on Sunday, after La Roja beat Italy 7-6 on penalties in their corresponding semifinal.