David Moyes sends warning to Richarlison ahead of London derby vs Spurs

David Moyes
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West Ham boss David Moyes has suggested that Richarlison should be prepared to get clattered if the Tottenham man showboats against his side this evening.

After coming on in the 74th minute and helping Tottenham seal the result against Nottingham Forest by setting up Harry Kane’s second, Richarlison decided to do some keepy-uppies.

This understandably did not sit well with the Forest players, with Brennan Johnson bringing the Brazilian to the ground with a hard tackle.

After the game, Steeve Cooper insisted that Richalrison’s behaviour was disrespectful and that he would not accept such antics at Forest (Guardian).

Antonio Conte, on the other hand, played down the incident, insisting that his forward did not mean to disrespect the opposition (Football.London).

Moyes has now weighed in on the matter ahead of his side’s showdown against Spurs at the London Stadium this evening.

The Hammers boss said that the 25-year-old should expect to be on the receiving end of some hits if he decides to engage in showboating.

When asked if there is room for juggling the ball, he told The Sun: “No, I don’t think there is.

“I think football in all countries, there’s no room for ball juggling, whether it is in this one or any other ones, or whether it be in non-league or the Premier League.

“If you are talented enough to do that, you need to be strong enough to take the hits.”

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Moyes’ assessment is a fair one but I believe that Ricahrlison knew full well that he will get clattered if he juggled the ball and did it to run down the clock. The Brazilian certainly did not complain about Johnson’s foul, which is why I do not understand the fierce debate about the incident.

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