Tottenham Hotspur have received a “huge boost” regarding Richarlison’s injury, according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Robinson.
The Brazilian injured himself during last week’s clash vs Everton and was pictured leaving the stadium on crutches. Initial reports emerged suggesting that he will be out long enough to miss the World Cup.
According to the latest update given by Richarlison himself, initial reports were a ‘big scare’ but he will be back in ‘two weeks’.
This has been a huge relief for both Tottenham and Brazil fans, and former Spurs keeper and pundit Paul Robinson expressed his delight over the news calling it a ‘huge boost’ for Spurs.
He told Football Insider:
“At first, I feared the worst. It looks as if it will be two weeks though and he will be fit for the World Cup which is massive for him personally.
“It is a huge boost for Spurs as well because they are in the middle of a busy period. Richarlison seemed to have got himself a regular starting spot in the team.
“There is cover for him in that area. [Dejan] Kulusevski has been injured but Lucas Moura can play there or they can put [Yves] Bissouma in and move to a midfield three.
“I like it when they play that way. It allows [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg to push further forward. The manager has options.
“It is a relief Richarlison is not as bad as first thought though.”
Richarlison has already scored two goals and provided three assists for Spurs so far, and his international record has also been impressive, having scored 16 goals in 37 appearances for Brazil.