Richarlison has taken to social media to admit that his brace against Serbia in Brazil’s World Cup opener was a ‘dream come true’.
Richarlison has been on fire in front of goal for Brazil during 2022 but some pundits still questioned Tite’s selection when they saw that Tottenham was given the nod to start over Gabriel Jesus.
Whatever happens I’m taking Jesus over Richarlison all day.
— Craig Burley (@craigburley) November 24, 2022
However, the 25-year-old well and truly silenced his critics, scoring both goals as the Selecao emerged 2-0 winners.
Richarlison opened the scoring in the 62nd minute as Vinicius Junior’s effort was parried by Serbian goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, with the Spurs star being the first to react to turn the ball home.
The forward then doubled Brazil’s lead 11 minutes later with a spectacular overhead kick which nestled into the corner of the net.
It was a special moment for the former Everton man, who took to Twitter to express his jubilation and thank the footballing gods.
Sonho de criança realizado 🇧🇷💚💛💙
Obrigado por tanto, futebol! pic.twitter.com/HXJWuuaMZ5
— Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) November 24, 2022
Spurs Web Opinion
Richarlison would have feared the worst when he picked up the calf injury a month and a half ago as it looked like his dream might be snatched away from him.
The 25-year-old fully deserves all the accolades that he is getting as one could tell how much it means to him to represent his country at the highest level. The Tottenham man would be a decent bet to win the Golden Boot if Tite’s men go far in the tournament.
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