‘I would’ve hit him harder’ – PL star furious with Richarlison’s showboating 

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Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has claimed he would have clattered Richarlison even harder than Brennan Johnson did on Sunday if the Spurs striker had showboated against his side. 

Many pundits and ex-players have come out and blasted Richarlison for deciding to do keepy-uppies in the final few minutes of Tottenham’s win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground (talkSPORT).

Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann even stated that the Brazilian should have been booked for juggling the ball, to which the Tottenham man responded by tweeting: “Cry more”.

West Ham boss David Moyes has warned the 25-year-old that he can expect to take a hit if the decides to that against his side in the London derby this evening (The Sun).

Wilson has now admitted that he would be furious if a player did it against his team and he would not think twice about volleying the player and taking a booking.

The England international said on The Footballer’s Football Podcast (as relayed by TBR Football): “If someone does that to us, and we’ve already lost the game and it’s 90-plus minutes, and they’re doing kick-ups and stuff, if I’m anywhere near them, I’m volleying them.

“I can’t lie, I’m taking a yellow card and I’m just going to blast them because I think, personally, it is disrespectful. You wouldn’t do that if you were losing 2-0. And you wouldn’t do that if it was 0-0. So don’t do that because you’re winning the game.

“When I saw Johnson do it, I thought yeah man, that’s what I would’ve done as well. But I thought, no I would’ve hit him harder than that. He let him off.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I think it is completely understandable why players would clatter into someone who showboats as it would offend their professional pride. I believe Richarlison fully expected to be on the receiving end of a foul when he juggled the ball and saw it as a means to run the clock down.

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