Friday, September 29, 2023

Richarlison reveals plans to see psychologist as Tottenham star lifts lid on ‘turbulent time’ off the pitch

Richarlison has revealed that he’s planning to see a psychologist following ‘a turbulent time’ off the pitch.

The Tottenham star endured a difficult first season at the club after scoring just three times last term after his £60million move from Everton.

Things came to a head after Richarlison missed a big chance with BrazilRicharlison was then spotted in tears on the bench, something that he addressed after the gameGetty Images

While this season has seen the Brazilian looking much more like his usual self, the 26-year-old has looked short of form, confidence and fitness over the last 12 months, leading to criticism from supporters who demanded more after such a big-money move.

But despite still being highly regarded with both Spurs and the Brazil national team, Richarlison took the brave step of opening up about his troubles off the pitch, something that fans aren’t often privy to.

Speaking to Brazilian media outlet Globo., Richarlison said: “On the field I’m a happy team player, I try to help as much as possible.

“Sometimes, things don’t go the way we want. I think this part is a bit of the off-field side that ended up getting in my way.

“Even though you want to do things right, it ends up going wrong.

“I will continue to focus on the club, the storm has passed.

“I went through a turbulent time in the last five months off the field.

“Now things are right at home. People who only had an eye on my money walked away from me.

Richarlison has admitted to off-field problems which have affected him mentally, something that he hopes to work throughGetty

“Now things will start to flow, I’m sure I’ll get a good run at Tottenham and make things happen again.”

After looking visibly upset after being taken off for Brazil in their 5-1 win over Bolivia on Friday, Richarlison then revealed that he would be looking for help to work through some issues.

“That sad moment wasn’t even because I played poorly, in my opinion I didn’t play badly in Belém, it was more of an outburst about the things that were happening off the field, which were out of control not on my part, but on the part of people who were close to me.

“I’m going to go back to England and will seek psychological help, from a psychologist, to work on my mind. That’s it, come back stronger.

“It’s about getting a good streak at Tottenham, this week I’m going to sit down and talk to them, I need a good streak, get the rhythm of the game and get here well.”

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