Ange Postecoglou sends heartfelt public message to Richarlison after Tottenham striker opened up on struggles

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has told Richarlison the club will support him after hitting out at critics.

The Brazil international has had a tough start to the season and has admitted he will seek psychological help after the international break.


Richarlison was spotted in tears on the Brazil bench after missing a sitter and getting subbed off during a 5-1 win over BoliviaCredit: X

Richarlison was seen in tears on the bench after coming off against Bolivia in a 5-1 win for Brazil.

And Spurs boss Postecoglou is ready to offer whatever support the striker needs as he goes through a tough time.

He said on Friday: “Whatever Richy needs, we will help him get to the space he wants to get to.

“He put it out there because he was quite emotional after the game and we will give him the support he needs, but we do for all players

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“What I will say is no one has a perfect life. People think footballers do things well and have all the money they need but it does not make them immune from life.”

Richarlison revealed to Brazilian media this week that matters off the pitch have taken a toll on him.

“I went through a turbulent time off the pitch during these past five months,” he told Brazilian newspaper O Globo.

“Now things are a bit more stable at home. People who only had their eye on my money are no longer close to me.

Richarlison has one goal this season, a strike in the Carabao Cup against Fulham


Richarlison has one goal this season, a strike in the Carabao Cup against FulhamCredit: Getty
Postecoglou has revealed Spurs will support Richarlison


Postecoglou has revealed Spurs will support RicharlisonCredit: getty

“Things are going to flow now and I’m certain that I will have a good run at Tottenham and will make things happen again.

“I’m going to return to England and seek psychological help, from a psychologist, to strengthen my mind. That’s what it is about, to come back stronger.”

Richarlison has scored four times in 40 matches for Tottenham since signing for the club last summer from Everton for £60million.

But many of the games were played after coming off the bench to replace Harry Kane and he is expected to play a more prominent role after the Englishman left for Bayern Munich.

Spurs are in good form and find themselves second in the Premier League prior to their match against Sheffield United on Saturday.

“That moment of sadness wasn’t about having played badly,” said Richarlison.

“In my opinion, I didn’t play a bad match in Belem. It was more about getting the things that were happening off the pitch out of my system, which had gotten out of control not because of anything I’d done but because of people close to me.

“I think I will be part of the next (Brazil) line-up – that’s what I’m working towards.

“It’s about doing a good run at Tottenham. I’m going to sit down and talk to them. I need a good run, get into the flow of play and settle in.”

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