Richarlison doesn’t always seem to be the cheerful boy he portrays on the field. The Brazilian striker suffers from mental problems and acknowledges that he needs psychological help.
“On the field I am a cheerful team player, I want to help others as much as possible,” said Richarlison Globo Esporte. “Sometimes things don’t go the way we want. That part has bothered me off the field. Even when I wanted to do things right, things went wrong. I am going to concentrate on my club again, the storm has subsided.”
The Tottenham Hotspur striker has had some tough months, he admitted. “I have had a turbulent time off the field in the last five months. But now things are better. People who only wanted my money are gone from me. Now things are going in the right direction again and I seem to be getting back into shape, because I have my life back on track.”
Crying on the couch
Last Friday, Richarlison let his emotions go when he was substituted. He sat on the reserve bench crying. “That was not because I had played poorly, but because of the past few months. Everything came out.” The attacker will seek psychological help as soon as he returns home to London. “I will come back stronger. I need this to regain my old rhythm at Spurs.”
Interest from Ajax
Richarlison was in the keen interest of Ajax in 2017, which made an offer of 11 million euros to his club Fluminense. But he did not leave for Amsterdam, but for London. Watford defeated the record champion of the Netherlands and paid more than 12 million euros for him.
There he earned a transfer to Everton, which paid 40 million euros for him. Since July last year, the 26-year-old striker has been under contract with Tottenham Hotspur, which paid almost 60 million euros for him. He scored four times in forty matches and also provided four assists. Richarlison has not yet been involved in a Spurs goal this season.
Last winter, Richarlison played with Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar, where the country lost in the quarter-finals. Croatia defeated the Selecao after penalties.
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