Tottenham: Journalists react to ‘astonishing’ Richarlison message
Members of the media have reacted to an ‘astonishing’ development involving Richarlison after Tottenham‘s aggregate Champions League defeat to AC Milan.
The Lowdown: Spurs out…
Spurs are now out of Europe after a dismal 0-0 draw in north London on Wednesday, having squandered their last opportunity to win a trophy this season.
Head coach Antonio Conte has been under-fire since and rumours around his immediate future are set to keep circulating.
The Italian’s contract expires at the end of this season with Spurs having an option to extend by a further 12 months, yet reports suggest this is highly unlikely.
The Latest: Journalists react to ‘astonishing’ Richarlison message…
Following the game, summer signing Richarlison didn’t hold back in an interview with TNT Sports (via The Telegraph), swiping at Conte’s tactics and freely admitting this season has been, in his words, “s***”.
Reacting to the uncensored post-match interview, journalist Matt Law and Jonathan Veal gave their takes – stating:
“Incredible interview by Richarlison. Often happens when players speak to their own country’s media in the mixed zone.” – Veal.
“Astonishing interview this – particularly from a forward who has scored in one game for Spurs this season, is yet to score in the PL and started the FA Cup defeat to Sheff Utd before being substituted off.” – Law
The Verdict: Surprising…
The former Everton star has often portrayed himself as an emotional player on the field, but you could be forgiven for never expecting such a brutally honest interview.
Richarlison can have few complaints over his exclusion this season, especially when looking at his overall form for the Premier League top four chasers.
The Brazil international still has zero league goals to his name in a Spurs shirt, contributing just two in all competitions throughout 2022/2023 (Transfermarkt).
While he has found consistent starts hard to come by, you can make the argument he just simply hasn’t delivered when handed the opportunity.