Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on former player Paulinho for his performance for Barcelona in the 3-0 win against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.

Barca romped to a stunning victory in El Clasico thanks to goals by Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal as Daniel Carvajal was sent off for Madrid in the second half.

However, in a star-studded La Liga clash, all Spurs fans cared about was the performance of North London flop Paulinho, 29, who shocked many when he secured a move to the Nou Camp in the summer.

Although he failed to reach expectations at White Hart Lane, many Tottenham fans believe that the Brazilian looked a completely different player for Barcelona and were blown away by his performance on Twitter.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

Paulinho made 67 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham between 2013 and 2015 before leaving to join Chinese Super League side Guangzhou.

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After two years in East Asia he was surprisingly snapped up by Barca despite failing to take off in the Premier League for a staggering £35million.

The Brazilian has since made 22 appearances across all competitions, scoring six goals in the process.

He even netted twice last week in the 4-0 win over Deportivo.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs are joint favourites to sign this Premier League forward after his manager made a big transfer admission.

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