Tottenham striker Richarlison has come out and denied reports that he gave the club an ultimatum to sack Antonio Conte.
Argentinian journalist earlier claimed that the Brazilian along with Cristian Romero gave Spurs hierarchy an ultimatum, threatening that they would leave the club if Conte is not sacked.
He also claimed that Conte’s relationship with the Spurs players was very bad.
Richarlison has now come out and denied the that he led a “player mutiny” against the Italian.
Richarlison took to social media to call out the journalist for his “awful lie” and publicly apologised to Conte for not performing as well as he had hoped. The Brazilian stated that he had a lot of respect for Conte and all of his coaches, and that whenever they had a problem, they solved it through conversation and professionalism.
The striker denied that he led a mutiny against Conte and apologised for not delivering as much as he was expected to.He sent the former manager a message thanking him for everything and wishing him the best.
He wrote on Twitter:
Questioning and criticizing me as a player for my performance is part of football and I got it. However, telling lies about me, I don’t accept! I’ve always had a lot of respect for Conte and for all my coaches.
He helped me a lot in my coming to the Spurs and, whenever we had a problem (even if it was public) we solved it based on conversation and professionalism — and this he can confirm.
I wasn’t a mutiny leader against him, it was quite the opposite. I’m sorry I didn’t deliver as much as he expected of me and I didn’t do enough for him to stay. When he left, I sent him a message thanking him for everything and wishing him the best cause that’s what he deserves!
On the other hand, the journalist responsible for this awful lie did not even do the least which would be talking to my PR or listening to me. Bad professional and bad character! And shame on you, Tyc Sports!
The Brazilian becomes the first player to come out and speak to openly about Conte’s sacking and apologise to him.
Richarlison joined Spurs in the summer from Everton in a club record £60m move.
But he has not been able to hit the ground running having scored only 2 goals in all competitions all season, both of those goals coming against Marseille in the Champions League.