Brazilian player Richarlison, who moved this transfer window from Everton, stirred up a very strong reaction from fans and various experts with his behavior on the pitch after coming on as a substitute in the match against Nottingham Forest.
The Brazilian was already known to the Premier League for his theatrics on the pitch, while “painful” falls became largely associated with this player. Antonio Conte criticized and urged the 25-year-old player to not repeat his stunts on the pitch.
Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher was also furious at the behavior of the star Brazilian. Going into the last 15 minutes of the match against Nottingham Forest, the player was immediately involved in the game, and helped his team, with a brilliant assist to seal the victory over the opponent.
But the 25-year-old was not without his trademark provocations. When Tottenham were already leading 2-0, Richarlison received the ball near the line, the reception was not the best, and the ball bounced up, with the player juggling it, and then he gave an inaccurate pass to his teammate.
The Brazilian tried to retrieve the missed ball immediately, and did so first, but Nottingham Forest player Neco Williams grounded the former Everton striker.
Sky Sports expert Carragher seems to justify this hard foul, and understands the reason for the behavior of the opponents. The Brazilian’s provocative behavior turns many people on, and this case is no exception.
“He just winds people up,” said Carragher. “He winds me up… you can’t be showboating out there, like that.”
The former Liverpool player wasn’t the only one not silent about the Brazilian’s antics. Tottenham’s head coach also said his subordinate was showing off. Richarlison could get his manager’s ear for his behavior.
The Italian specialist was asked about the provocative behavior of the Brazilian, to which the coach replied that it will not happen again and he will have a serious conversation with him.
“I wouldn’t want my players to do what Richarlison did,” Conte said. “It wouldn’t be accepted here.”