Brazilian striker Richarlison admitted that he hasn’t been playing good football despite Tottenham Hotspur having a good start this season. The 26-year-old forward only scored 5 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham since his move from Everton in 2022.
After a nightmare season in 2022-23, Richarlison is more effective under new coach Ange Postecoglou as he started to use him as a left winger instead of operating through the middle. With the new strategy, Richarlison has already managed to score one goal and three assists in his last six games for Tottenham.
Despite the performance, coach Ange Postecoglou decided to drop him from the squad against Chelsea and subsequently, he was also dropped by Fernando Diniz from the Brazilian squad against Colombia and Argentina. But Richarlison understands the situation and agrees with Diniz’s decision to drop him from the squad.
What did Richarlison say?
In an interview with ESPN after the Chelsea derby, Richarlison admitted that he was upset about not being called up by Diniz. But he understands the situation as he is not playing “good football”. Richarlison also added that he thinks he has improved in his last few games but that is not enough to wear the Brazilian jersey. Talking about the decision, he said, “In his place, I wouldn’t call me up either. I have to be 100 percent and I haven’t been, I think the manager made the right choice.”
According to Richarlison, other Brazilian players are enjoying a good performance for their respective clubs and he needs to work hard every day to catch them. He also accepted that he was hoping to play against Chelsea but that is a part of football.
Richarlison on having health issues:
Richarlison has revealed that he has been suffering from a pelvic problem for the last few months and is planning to have surgery to get rid of the problem. He talked about his next step, “I think it’s time to rest, to stop for a second. I’ll think about it in the next few days and soon I will do what is best for me.”