Richarlison has revealed that he wants his football to do the talking and show he is ready to lead the line for Brazil at a World Cup.
Richarlison has made a promising start to life at Tottenham since his big-money switch from Everton in the summer, having already notched up four goal contributions so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Last week, the forward took his club form into the international scene as he netted a first-half brace to help Brazil overcome Ghana 3-0.
The 25-year-old took his first goal with aplomb, producing a first-time curling effort into the bottom corner before proving his aerial prowess by producing a glancing header into the back of the net just minutes later.
Speaking after the game, the Spurs star expressed his pride in wearing the number 9 shirt.
Richarlison told Brazilian outlet Ge Globo: “I come here, do my work, keep quiet and take every opportunity that the coach has given me. It’s just to keep going.
“I hope the Brazilian people believe in me more because I’m a guy who, when I get here in the national team, I score a lot of goals.
“I’m wearing the No9 shirt today and every time I wear it, I score a goal. And I hope to keep going like this. I try to help there in the middle.”
It was Neymar who set up both of Richarlison’s goals against Ghana, and the Spurs star remarked that he is keen to take on some of the Paris Saint-Germain star’s workload so that he is free to create on the ball.
He added: “We need Neymar in one piece as well. I’m trying to help him out in the middle, so that he doesn’t get too tired in the tackle, and we can make the most of him up front.
“We want to make the most of him so he can keep his breath. I help in the middle for him to be more free.”
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Richarlison has proven to be the perfect foil for Neymar, with his work rate, strength and ability to stretch the opposition backline. The Tottenham man looks nailed on to start every game for the Selecao in Qatar, despite the abundance of options that Tite has to choose from.
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