Alan Shearer has said suggested that playing with Richarlison might be quite frustrating for some of his Tottenham teammates, given the Brazilian’s lack of end product despite his ‘arrogance’.
Richarlison has been quite unlucky with injuries since his big-money move from Everton last summer and the forward has often been played out of position on the right.
On Wednesday, the 25-year-old was handed an opportunity to play through the middle against a sub-par opposition in Sheffield United, with Harry Kane being rested for the FA Cup fifth round clash.
However, Richarlison showed precious little until he was eventually taken off in the 65th minute after enduring yet another frustrating outing.
Jamie O’Hara declared following Tottenham’s 1-0 loss at Bramall Lane that the Brazilian has simply not proven to be worth the £60m that Tottenham paid for him (talkSPORT – 1 March, 11.30 pm).
Shearer suggested that Richarlison’s Spurs teammates would demand a lot more from the forward than he showed on Wednesday.
The Newcastle legend told BBC One’s coverage (01/03/23 from 19:55 onwards) about the 25-year-old: “It might aggravate to play with him and against him because at times I just think his teammates will think ‘give us a little bit more’.
“Some of his touches, the ability he has, you want more out of him. But he gives that air of arrogance.”
Spurs Web Opinion
There is no doubt that we have not seen the best of Richarlison in a Tottenham shirt yet but I have no concerns about the 25-year-old and I am confident that he will prove to be a success.
As is the case with most forwards, he just needs a couple of goals to get his confidence up and play with freedom. It feels like he is almost trying too hard at the moment.
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