Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison has lauded teammate Harry Kane following his match-winning performance in Spurs’ 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Kane’s first-half header secured Tottenham’s first win in five games and put a halt to Palace’s unbeaten run under manager Roy Hodgson. The goal was Kane’s 209th in the Premier League, surpassing Wayne Rooney as the second-highest scorer in the competition’s history.
Despite Tottenham’s struggles this season, Kane has once again enjoyed a prolific campaign, scoring 26 goals in the league. If it weren’t for the remarkable scoring exploits of Erling Haaland, Kane would be leading the race for the Golden Boot.
Despite Tottenham’s struggles this season, Kane has been in sensational form, scoring 26 goals in the league so far, second only to Erling Haaland.
In first interview in English, speaking to Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge, Richarlison showered praise at his teammate, highlighting Kane’s work ethic and goal-scoring prowess. He said:
“I’m very happy for Harry. I think it’s good because he works hard in training. I see it in training and in the game.
“Harry played good and he scores every game. Me and Harry, together, a lot of goals in the Premier League [smiles].”
Richarlison, who joined Tottenham from Everton in a big-money move last summer, has endured a difficult debut season with the North London club. He scored his first goal in the league last week against Liverpool and has only found the net thrice in all competitions.
However, the Brazilian’s recent performances have shown signs of improvement, and he will be hoping to impress whoever takes over as Tottenham’s new manager ahead of the 2023/24 season. With the club reportedly seeking an attacking-minded boss, Richarlison’s performances could potentially improve further.