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‘This is a player I have previously criticised’: BBC pundit hails Spurs star’s ‘strength and courage’

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison has had a mediocre season with the North London outfit so far.

When Tottenham decided to sell Harry Kane earlier this summer, the Brazilian was expected to step in and fill the void left by the England international. However, Richarlison has not been able to score goals consistently and he has been criticised heavily by the fans and the pundits.

BBC pundit Garth Crooks has criticised the 26-year-old striker quite often but he has now been proven wrong by the striker’s performance against Sheffield United.

Tottenham picked up a last-gasp win over the Blades last weekend and Richarlison scored the equaliser for his side deep into injury time and helped set up the winning goal as well.

Crooks has now heaped praise on the Tottenham attacker for managing to deliver a match-winning performance despite his struggles. The BBC pundit also hailed the Brazilian for managing to produce moments of quality when his side needed it the most.

“A goal and an assist from a player who has clearly been struggling with his form since he joined Spurs changed the game against Sheffield United,” said Crooks.

“The movement by Richarlison for his headed equaliser was quite brilliant but it was his unselfishness and ability to pick out the pass for Dejan Kulusevski to score once inside the penalty area that won Tottenham the match.

“This is a player I have previously criticised. I have, in the past, found his antics rather juvenile.

“However, to have played in midweek for his country, returned on time to play for his club amid suggestions about the state of his mental health, come on as substitute and had such an impact on a match speaks volumes about the Brazilian’s strength and courage. Long may it continue.”

The performance against Sheffield United will give Richarlison a much-needed confidence boost and he will look to build on that and put together a scoring run now.

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