Richarlison spoke about his off-the-pitch struggles following Brazil’s 1-0 win over Peru on Tuesday.
The Brazilian’s time at Spurs has been frustrating for fans and, most of all, for the player. He has scored goals in 40 matches after costing the club £60 million.
In Kane’s absence, Richy has taken up the mantle as our new number 9 but hasn’t shown any sign of improvement from last year’s performances, save a goal in the Carabao Cup defeat to Fulham.
Now, while on international duty, those struggles continue.
Despite securing a 5-1 victory against Bolivia in Brazil’s first match, the striker was in tears after being subbed off following a lackluster performance.
Then, in their 1-0 win over Peru, Richy was subbed off in just the 64th minute after having a goal called back by VAR.
According to the player:
"“I went through a turbulent time in the last five months off the field. Now, things are right at home. People who only had an eye on my money walked away from me. Now things will start to flow; I’m sure I’ll get a good run at Tottenham and make things happen again.”"
It’s been clear that something wasn’t quite right in Richy’s game, and now it looks like he’s taking matters into his own hands:
"“I’m going to go back to England to seek psychological help from a psychologist to work on my mind. That’s it, come back stronger. I believe I will be in the next squad; I will work for that. It’s about getting a good streak at Tottenham this week. I’m going to sit down and talk to them; I need a good streak, get the rhythm of the game.”"
With the arrival of Brennan Johnson, Ange has strengthened the attacking line, and competition for a starting spot will be fiercer than ever.
Hopefully, he takes the time needed to heal to play the type of football he is capable of.