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Analysis: Richarlison against Sevilla

By Harry Hotspur -

In a nutshell, this game was for the Brazilian, as it was for most of the Tottenham boys, one where he was on the periphery, ultimately a frustrating jaunt in far too much heat.

I’ve covered the tactical side of things in today’s Substack article, Have a look at what you could’ve Suwom: How Sevilla had Spurs by the castanets, where we can see that Antonio’s in-game management was noticeable by its absence.

Richarlison certainly lived up to his ****housery reputation and was writhing on the floor three times in the opening 6 minutes of the game. Which is easy to make light of, but across the entire match, he won 3 free kicks in forward-lying areas.

Total actions / successful 37%

Playing effectively on the right of Spurs’ new and improved front three, Richey didn’t have much luck and his total successful actions were poor.

Richarlison’s best move of the game was this moment where grabbed the ball and motored into the final third, delivering a decent cross.

One that Tottenham needed someone with greater instincts about them than Ryan Sessegnon on the end of it.

Far from a disaster, but must do better.

Data: Wyscout Images: 3 Max Live

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Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago

I mean win the free kick by all means, but the writhing around is a bit unnecessary.

Anyway, seems to exhibit some fancy footwork, I’m sure he’ll be ok.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
2 months ago

Difficult not to wonder if Mr Tumble will turn out to be next in a too long line of our most expensive failures; Sanchez(so far), Lo Sell, and N’Belly. Be nice if that unwelcome run comes to an end under a Head Coach/Managing Director of Football pairing generally perceived as capable of ending it.

Go on the As Yet Unanswered Question!

Park Lane
Park Lane
2 months ago

I have not watched any so far, but I am long over reading too much in to pre-season results and performances. Seen us absolutely smash all-comers pre-season and not win for 8 PL games at the start.

They are pretty much fitness exercises at this early point. They have been played in very hot and humid conditions, amid players being flogged with running drills after their return to training.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago

💩housery sums up Richarlison perfectly and is why I’ve never liked him.. Anyone trying to gain an advantage through unfair means is pathetic….. I’ve had players pulling my shirt, wrestle me to the floor, and then they hit the floor screaming when I fairly wipe them out in the tackle or take the ball of them … Why? Because I had them beat. They know they’re not good enough to win fair and square so they result to cheating.
It’s horrible to play against and embarrassing to watch..

Park Lane
Park Lane
2 months ago

I agree…in relation to amateur football.

However, we aren’t going to win much by not employing the dark arts. It is endemic in top-level football, and refs simply encourage it.

As the old saying goes – Don’t hate the player, hate the game

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 months ago
Reply to  Park Lane

All top level sportsmen and women employ a level of dark arts. It’s what gives them the edge.

Kwakspur
Kwakspur
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Absolutely agree.

Think Champions League final & Mane flicks ball up to Sissoko’ hand.
Game over.

Kane does just as much as Richarlson the last few years & gets his fair share of dodgy free kicks.
It amazes me that you notice it more with Richarlison, who is getting really kicked in some of them.

Madrid did it enough against Man.C & Liverpool.

You guys will learn to like it when it benefits us, just like Kane’ do.

Last edited 2 months ago by kwakspur
JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 months ago
Reply to  Kwakspur

100% right. I’ve just said the same above. You can’t pick and choose who can or can’t use the dark arts.

As per my original post. Your team mates love it. Opponents hate it.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  Park Lane

I’ve played semi pro and amateur.. The dark arts is different to straight up 💩housery.. Many do and many don’t use the dark arts.. I understand if any player has to take one for the team, I see the likes of Winks and Davies straight up foul because they’re not good enough to make the tackle… Whats even worse than that is simulation which Richarlison is dreadful for.. It stops the flow of the game, brings it in to disrepute, and is straight up cheating.
VAR is there to help the refs out, the refs don’t encourage it, last season they were clearly trying to stamp out the simulation by playing advantage while var was checked behind the scenes..
I don’t hate the players or the game.. I hate cheaters.

Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago

From what I saw in the video all those decisions were valid fouls. He just needs to dial down the histrionics!

Last edited 2 months ago by Tangangry
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

We’ve been watching him for years at Everton and Watford, so if you watch games then you know what he’s all about… He goes shoulder to shoulder with someone then he’ll hit the deck clutching his face or knee..
Dial down the histrionics would be a step in the right direction… How about getting on with actually playing football rather then spend half his time on the floor pretending he’s hurt, peeking at the ref through his fingers thinking he’s a master actor… It’s embarrassing.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 months ago

Having come from a Pro football environment I can assure you the ‘ dark arts ‘ are part of the game with 99.9% of players employing them in some way.

What’s interesting is when I’ve done them in amateur football I’ve been accused of cheating and it not being in the spirit of the game. Always by the opposition I might add. My team mates however, take the polar opposite view especially when it’s given us an advantage, where it often does. Play at pro level without them and you ain’t winning didly squat.

Trimtab spurs
Trimtab spurs
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

A 60m Player shouldn’t centre his game around simulation and be falling 3 times in 6 mins. This is really common with brazil players, having a look at how neymar dives too. When he’s supposed to shoot or pick a pass and he falls pretending if he can get a penalty. He will soon be noticed and this is not good for the team.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 months ago
Reply to  Trimtab spurs

It’s professional football. One of our own has a reputation for diving with fans from other clubs. You can’t single out one player and ignore another.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Kane did take a few dives a few years back.. and was lambasted for it on MOTD and across the media… He soon cut it out didn’t he.

Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago

Lol – no he did not!

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

He did. It was creeping in to his game. He had a yellow for simulation years ago. It was a repeated offence and Shearer and Lineker were ripping him for it on MOTD.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Nonsense, not everyone cheats like Richarlison and Neymar… Hitting the deck without being touched and feigning injury isn’t ‘professional’… its embarrassing and pathetic.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 months ago

Until it wins you the game.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Falling on the floor every time you’re touched doesn’t win you the game.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Nonsense… The dark arts is Chiellini taking out Saka on the wing when he’s last man in a final…. Falling on the floor every time you’re touched in every game is just pathetic.
What is ‘pro football environment’ exactly? Where is this place you’re from? Hogwarts?
99.9 per cent is an interesting statistic. Where did that number come from? You do realise 92.6 percent of statistics are false.

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