‘I give my life to my club’ - Richarlison insists he's not at Tottenham 'just to be funny'

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  • South American made £50m summer move
  • Still waiting on first Premier League goal for Spurs
  • Determined to impress with club and country

WHAT HAPPENED? The 25-year-old forward completed a £50 million ($58m) transfer to Spurs during the summer window, with Antonio Conte moving to snap a proven Premier League performer up from Everton. Richarlison arrived in north London with a reputation as being something of a joker, but he intends to provide as many benefits to domestic and European results as he does squad harmony.

WHAT THEY SAID: Richarlison has told Globo of playing with a smile on his face: “I’ve been like that since I was a kid, a playful guy, I like to play with people. So I think people like it. But of course we know that many people confuse. That’s why I always say that if I’m in the national team it’s because I honour the shirt.

“I give my life to my club, I do my best every game and I’m not there just to be funny. There’s a time for chatting and there’s a time to work. Because when I’m on the field, you can see me frowning, I have few laughs. This is my way.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Richarlison is still waiting on his first Premier League goal for Spurs, with his two efforts to date coming in Champions League competition.


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WHAT NEXT FOR RICHARLISON? While the South American frontman is eager to make his mark at club level, he is also counting down the days to a bid for World Cup glory with his country – with Richarlison having netted 16 times through his 37 appearances for Brazil.

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