Richarlison’s bad phase may have a new chapter started this Saturday. The Brazilian left the pitch in tears after being substituted for a muscle injury in the match Tottenham against Southampton by English Championship. Recently, the attacker had complained about the lack of opportunities and cited injuries as an aggravating factor for his poor season.
Starting in the duel valid for the 28th round of the Premier League, Richarlison was injured alone with just 5 minutes of play and asked for substitution. Even before leaving the field, the attacker began to cry and was comforted by his teammates and coaching staff.
We’re forced into an early change 🔄
Get well soon, Richy! pic.twitter.com/aUHMroLbGE
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 18, 2023
just before the Qatar World Cup, played in late 2022, Richarlison suffered a calf injury that threatened his presence at the Worlds. Earlier this year, the striker was sidelined again for new muscle problems, this time in the thigh.
Since arriving at Tottenham in July last year, the Brazilian has yet to justify his signing. In the 26 times he was on the field for the club, half of them as a starter, he scored just twice. Both in the same game, against Marseille Olympics for the Champions League, in September last year. Since then, he has not scored again with the English team’s shirt.
After Tottenham’s elimination in the Champions League, against Milan last Wednesday, Richarlison showed great dissatisfaction with his performance this season. Shaken by the defeat, the attacker questioned the reason for not having more opportunities as a starter and even questioned the posture of Conte’s team in the game that culminated in the fall in the continental tournament.
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