Coach Enze Postecoglou is making a soft landing in the English Premier League (EPL) early this season.
He is on an undefeated streak in his EPL debut season, solving problems arising from the absence of Harry Kane, who left for Germany’s prestigious Bayern Munich this summer. With 3 wins and 1 draw (10 points) in 4 games, they are ranked 2nd in goal difference ahead of Liverpool, West Ham, and Arsenal, following 1st place Man City (12 points).먹튀검증
However, Coach Postekoglou has a real mission to solve. The goal is to revive Brazilian striker Richarlison (26, Tottenham).
Richarlison was going through the worst of times. Richarlison was a top striker in the EPL. Richarlison, who showed promise at Fluminense in Brazil, joined Watford in 2017. He showed outstanding performance and switched to Everton after one season. He exploded to his potential at Everton. He played as Everton’s ace for four seasons. Richarlison, who scored 13 goals in the 2017-2018 season, scored 13 goals the following season as well. In the 2020-2021 season, he faltered somewhat with 7 goals, but he was also a top performer in the 2021-2022 season, scoring 10 goals.
Got on Tottenham’s radar. Tottenham, who succeeded in advancing to the European Champions League in the 2022-2023 season, has begun to strengthen its strength on a large scale. Richarlison was chosen as the player who will replace or replace Kane in the front line where Kane is positioned. Tottenham signed Richarlison by paying a whopping 60 million pounds (about 99.1 billion won), the club’s highest fee at the time. Tottenham fans welcomed the addition of a top-level striker with open arms. Richarlison was expected to form the best attacking team along with Kane and Son Heung-min.
But when we opened the lid, Richarlison did not live up to expectations. He only scored one goal in the league. He appeared in 27 games, but only scored one goal. He has scored only three goals, including in the European Champions League. There were many negative factors, including injuries and poor performance.
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In fact, many managers and acting managers were unable to save Richarlison last season. Under coach Antonio Conte, he was Kane’s shadow. When manager Conte was sacked and acting manager Stellini led Tottenham, he emerged as the starting striker. Acting manager Stellini preferred Richarlison over Son Heung-min. However, Ryan Mason, who was appointed as the second acting manager after Stellini was sacked after four games, also planned to save Richarlison. In the top three, Richarlison was placed on the left instead of Dejan Kulusevski. Naturally, Son Heung-min stood on the right. “I thought Richarlison would be better because he is more comfortable on the left side. I saw Son Heung-min freely scoring goals with his left foot, right foot, inside or outside the penalty box. I thought this method could utilize Richarlison and Son Heung-min better. “I thought,” he said. Then Richarlison seemed to come to life. He scored his long-awaited debut goal against Liverpool on May 1st. It just sparkled. Since then, he has not scored in the league for four months.
Brazil’s Richarlison celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal that was later disallowed by the referee during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup 2026 against Peru at National stadium in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
(230909) — BELEM, Sept. 9, 2023 (Xinhua) — Brazil’s Richarlison (Front) controls the ball during the 2026 World Cup qualifier match between Brazil and Bolivia at the Olympic Stadium of Para in Belem, capital of the State of Para, Brazil, on Sept. 8, 2023. (Photo by Lucio Tavora/Xinhua)
In the end, Richarlison shed tears recently. He also started against Bolivia on the 9th (Korean time), but failed to score a single goal and was replaced by Hwang Hee-chan’s teammate Matheus Cunha (Wolverhampton) in the 26th minute of the second half. However, right after the replacement, a scene of him shedding tears on the bench was captured, attracting attention. He explained, “It wasn’t because of my performance, it was because I was angry about what was happening off the field. It wasn’t my problem, it was the problem of the people close to me. I couldn’t control it.”
In an interview with Brazil’s Globu on the 14th (Korean time), Richarlison confessed, “I have been through a period of upheaval off the field over the past five months.” He continued, “Now everything is back to normal. Those who only looked at my money have left,” and “Now the situation (surrounding me) will work out again, and then I will stand up again with good results at Tottenham.”