After making a big-money move from Everton in the summer of 2022, Richarlison struggled to make the expected impact the previous season, but Spurs fans held out hope that the forward may come up to the plate this season in the wake of Harry Kane’s departure.
Although the 26-year-old had a lot of encouraging qualities in the preseason, Postecoglou decided to shift Son Heung-min to the number nine position because things did not work out for him in front of goal at the beginning of the season.
The former Everton player has had a terrible few months. In September, he even acknowledged to Globo Esporte that he has been going through challenging times in his personal life and is seeking psychiatric assistance.
Postecoglou supports Richarlison’s ascent to form once more.
Regarding Richarlison’s difficulties this season, Postecoglou told ESPN Brazil, “I keep telling players it’s the nature of football.”
“I believe that occasionally, football players are pursuing their passions. They are highly compensated to perform to the best of their abilities. But difficulties are a constant. And Richarlison’s greatest obstacle is that. It’s been difficult.
The 26-year-old had pelvic surgery earlier this month, and he revealed on Instagram that he made the decision to have the procedure done since he was experiencing “a lot of pain” while playing.
Richarlison already feels much better, according to Postecoglou, and he hopes to help the squad when he returns.
“He’s had some injuries that haven’t allowed him to try and play the way he wants to, and that’s frustrating,” the head coach of the Spurs continued. However, he has since undergone a procedure.
“And asking him whether he feels a lot better about his physique. He must keep working out and raise himself back to his previous level. We are confident that he will show up and benefit the group.
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I don’t think Spurs would consider any bids for Richarlison in January, despite the rumors that he would head to Saudi Arabia. But for the Brazilian, the next few months will either make or destroy his chances of making a comeback with Tottenham.