His greatest display yet was in a youth competition in 2010. He became U20 World Cup champion for Brazil, but his defensive teammate Juan outshone him. He says that's because of an injury he had during the third match of that competition in Colombia, even though he couldn't play reasonably for São Paulo FC's first team all year after that. Now 20-year-old defender Bruno Uvini heads for White Hart Lane on a loan. Don't expect much from him.
During the Brazilian Championship, Uvini was humiliated at São Paulo's 5 - 0 defeat against archrivals Corinthians. That's how his team's fans, who expected the boy to be the rock of the defense, remember him. His display throughout the year was so lame São Paulo had to go out in the market to get an average centre-back from a small club. The paulista giants ended up out of the Libertadores Cup - the local Champions League. Uvini was considered one of the guilty parties.
After the success of the youth category trophy he ended up as a desperate defender, who has trouble positioning in the penalty box. Uvini is young enough to change that at Tottenham, but his prospects, at a time when Brazilian football is full of average players who are sold as gold, are not good at all.
Forget he won a South American and a World Cup title for Brazil's U20 team. He is just wasn't good enough for São Paulo. How could he be any good enough for Tottenham?
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