Tottenham star says ‘the national team comes first for me’ – He wants to win trophies

Richarlison has well and truly got his Brazilian head on right now as he prepares for the upcoming round of international fixtures. Now, the Tottenham Hotspur man has revealed his national team duties ‘come first’ when it comes to his priorities.

Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to forgive a player like Richarlison. He wears his heart on his sleeve at all times, and never gives anything less than 100% for Tottenham.

After a frustrating season last year, the striker has improved massively this term and now has 11 goals and three assists to his name across all competitions for Spurs (Transfermarkt).

Richarlison is now with the Brazil squad, preparing for the upcoming game against England. And, the Tottenham star has already warned his club teammate, James Maddison, that he expects to win that game and will forget about their friendship for the 90 minutes (CBF).

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Brazil beats Spurs for Richarlison

Clearly, international duty means a lot to Richarlison, and he has gone one step further today to clarify just how important it is for him to represent Brazil.

Speaking to the press (via Globo Esporte), Richarlison discussed a conversation he had with Brazil manager, Dorival Junior, and how the topic of club versus country came up.

He said: “He came and talked to us eye to eye, and I told him that the national team comes first for me. It’s God in heaven and the national team on earth. I passed on that confidence to him. It’s the start of a new cycle, it’s great to be at this beginning, I hope we can build a winning team.”

Richarlison also revealed his national team manager has visited the Hotspur Way facilities this week, and explained how Dorival’s style of football is similar to Ange Postecoglou’s. He added: “Dorival’s style of play and that of our manager are similar, an aggressive style, and he liked [the facilities] a lot. This closeness with players from here, from Europe, also gives us confidence.”

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I’m pretty sure the same goes for the likes of Cristian Romero, and probably Guglielmo Vicario too. All of these highly passionate players absolutely love their country, but it doesn’t mean they care any less than 100% about Spurs, too.

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