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Tim Sherwood exclusive: Richarlison will have to deal with playing second best to Kane and Son

By Harry Hotspur -

“When a player plays against your team and you don’t like him from the outside then you question his character because he’s done something well against your team. Richarlison falls into that category and he’s one of those players. Whenever I watch him, I think how much I’d love to have him in my side. He runs tirelessly and chases things down. He can play up front on his own or play anywhere across the three.

Obviously, you have Harry Kane and Son who will want to play every minute of every game and there is Kulusevski who has come in and done brilliantly. So he’s going to have to fit in and prove to Antonio that he is worthy of a regular spot. 

If you want to challenge for a Champions League spot you need a squad and someone will have to sit on the bench and have the right attitude when they come on. So I think he’s a really, really good signing.

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mike
mike
21 days ago

Harry Kane and Son will want to play every minute of every game … but they WON’T be able to.
With 5 subs each game… Richarlison can come on, on the 60 minute mark to give either Kane or Son (or even Kulu) a rest for the next match. And then… with the matches comgint thick and fast (big Premier match followed by a Champions League match) in one of those matches Richarlison is going to have to start and Son or Kane or Kulu come on at 60 minutes as a sub.
Richarlison will get lots of game time EVEN if he is deemed 2nd string after the front 3.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
21 days ago
Reply to  mike

Yes a lot of pundits sounding out of touch due to the five sub rule coming in – there’s now every likelihood you can bring on EVERY attacking sub on your bench EVERY game and not sweat you’ll have to put Kane in goal if the keeper gets a knock late on

Park Lane
Park Lane
21 days ago

I really fail to understand any arguments against the signing.

The boy is a goalscorer. Not prolific, but important goals for Everton at critical moment. Jota is an example of a player’s output improving when team-mates do, so scope for that to improve. He has also taken on the heavy burden of being the Brazilian 9 and scored goals (unlike a certain other North London Brazilian with 1 international goal in 3 years)

He is a fighter who will use any means to get an advantage. As good players as Son and Kane are, they are quite nice on the pitch – Richarlison (like Kulusevski) adds a little bit of street to the mix.

We have been crying out for someone to lighten Kane’s burden for years. Someone who can play any of the positions up top is the perfect type of signing. Play with or instead of.

The bench-warmer thing is silly too. Who knows what happens? I referenced Jota above, but he can be used again – came in with an established front three in place and fought his way in. Kane may get injured. Son may lose form. Kulusevski may drop off. All will need games off anyway. If we are chasing a game we can go with all four!

This is an absolute no-brainer of a signing

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
21 days ago
Reply to  Park Lane

People are upset about the fee because of our established Spurs mentality – the truth is Chelsea had more than a sniff late on and if they had their ducks in a row might have ‘done another William’.

The big teams snap up these signings, get them over the line as quick as possible, and don’t cry about spending £5-10 million than they’d have ideally intended.

The fact we went all out to WIN a transfer for an established player and didn’t need to also claim a ‘bargain’ is hopefully a shift in mentality. Stockpiling ‘bargains’ the manager only half wants who all play in the same position is hopefully a thing of the past for us.

Park Lane
Park Lane
21 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

I just don’t understand it. Usually the same people who say…

1. Back the Manager.
2. Pay the Going Rate.
3. Sign Quality Competition.

…then moan we have overpaid for a player the coach likes, and worry he will sit on the bench.

mike
mike
21 days ago
Reply to  Park Lane

Totally agree.

coys1882
coys1882
21 days ago
Reply to  mike

Yep, I second that!

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
21 days ago

And you may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife, and you may find yourself agreeing with Dim Tim Sherwood.

And you may ask yourself ; Well, how did I get here 😳

Dino
Dino
21 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Haha.. love that Talking Heads classic…& agreeing with Sherwood is like Levys transfer policy over the last 20 years…😏

Dexter
Dexter
21 days ago

The price tag, though, I fear is going to come back and bite us in the ass in the long term.
I’m reading this morning that Conté is distancing himself from nvolvement in the signing of Spence, which worries me greatly. A protracted transfer saga, personally spearheaded by the man who knows nothing about football, now being publically called out virtually right away by the man who does. This does not bode well for Djed.
I hope the recruitment team have called this one right under Paratici, but it seems Conté has reservations about this signing, otherwise why would he say these things publically?
I see danger ahead for Djed unless he hits the ground sprinting.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
21 days ago
Reply to  Dexter

He only cost an initial £12.5 million and he’s English – following Doherty and Royale, I think he’ll be fine in football terms (the only way is up…) and I’d be amazed if we lose money on him. You need to balance the homegrown quota – much cheaper option than buying Maddison or JWP…or paying Lindgard’s salary

Dexter
Dexter
21 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Sorry, I wasn’t clear. Regarding the price tag, I was referring to the original post about Richarlison.
As far as Spence goes, it’s worrying that Conté has made this remark, as it points to a manager that doesn’t have much faith in the in-coming player, meaning if he doesn’t come flying out of the blocks he’s likely to be a bench-warmer.

coys1882
coys1882
21 days ago
Reply to  Dexter

I think you’re misconstruing the situation. I doubt the selection of the player had anything to with Levy, but rather Paratici.

Conte may not have had the opportunity to see Spence play personally, but given the ‘home grown’ requirements, the lad’s age and the position of need, plus Paratici’s endorsement, there is little risk involved in the signing for such a low up-front cost.

Accordingly Conte was happy to give his ‘seal of approval’ to the deal even though he did not personally request it.

From my perspective, there is considerable potential upside and little real downside. I watched Spence’s Forest vs Arsenal highlights last night and impressive they were! Well worth a punt in my view. He has certainly got raw talent and genuine athleticism.

My only word of advice to the boy, ditch the ‘Dele look’ and stop by a barber on the way to the training ground!

Dusty
Dusty
21 days ago
Reply to  coys1882

😂🤣Agree wholeheartedly… My mind goes back to another player that plenty people complained about when Spurs haggled over the fee Aston Villa wanted.. They then complained even further when Man City purchased him for a ridiculous amount.
Would these same fans complain had we not purchased the Djedi and he ended up in one of the other top 3 teams??? 🤔🤔

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
21 days ago
Reply to  Dexter

The price tag is a work of fiction. Everton could owe Spurs 40 million for Dele. This deal is Levy’s finest work of smoke and mirrors yet. It’s a swap deal with a 20 million difference.

coys1882
coys1882
21 days ago

“Tim’s right!” … words that hardly ever drop from my lips! Richarlison is absolutely the kind of player you hate as a member of the opposition, but what I didn’t know was just how much he was loved and idolised by Evertonians, until I read their fan boards/blogs.

Usually when a star player leaves fans try to minimise the loss, saying things like “he wasn’t that good really”, “we won’t miss him”, “he can be easily replaced” etc, etc, That was not the case with Richarlison. Everton fans were universally complimentary and devastated by the loss.

at large
at large
22 days ago

“The Club wanted to buy him (Spence)” Gotta love Conte.

coys1882
coys1882
21 days ago
Reply to  at large

Well, it’s an honest response, but also a logical one. Conte would never have had the opportunity to watch Spence play, apart from maybe a highlight reel, so he would have been relying on Paratici for his assessment. Clearly, he was willing to back Paratici and the judgement of the club scouts, which for a development player is absolutely fine in my book.

Park Lane
Park Lane
21 days ago
Reply to  at large

The unsexy answer to this is that you are only allowed to register 17 non homegrown senior players.

As such, scouting and signing the best young HG talent is essential – this is future-proofing. The club do the legwork, and Conte gives his blessing.

The comments are pretty positive overall I think, with his usual honesty.

“Spence is an investment of the club. The club wanted to do it. I said okay, this player is young but he showed he can become a good, important player for us. The club decided to buy him.”

kwakspur
kwakspur
22 days ago

Rangers are giving W.Ham a good going over.

Saturday should be interesting.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
22 days ago

Have to admire Richie’s mentality for joining us. He was the main man at Everton. He knows he isn’t immediate first choice for us, yet he’s fully prepared to come and fight for his place.

East Stand
East Stand
22 days ago

The main man at a club that almost got relegated is never going to expect to be the main man at a club in the top four is he?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
21 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Depends who the main man is.. The likes of Klinsmann saved us from relegation and he could have..Matt Le Tissier, there’s no point in me typing a list because that’s just another silly question.. You’re good at those.

Park Lane
Park Lane
21 days ago

I hate this idea that because a team is not great, the player must not be good.

Like you say, Klinsmann. Sheringham, Anderton, King, Carr, Ginola, and he-who-shall-not-be-named played in some awful Spurs sides over the years.

Liverpool’s PL winning XI (by most appearances) contained players signed from Hull, Saints x2, Charlton, Newcastle, Sunderland.

Last edited 21 days ago by Park Lane
East Stand
East Stand
20 days ago

All I asked was if he would have expected to have been the main man at any top 4 club anyway. The answer is quite obviously ‘no’. So you’ve simply dodged answering the question put to you, nothing new there then…

Last edited 20 days ago by Easty
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
19 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

No I answered your question… Read your words again…
“The main man at a club who just avoided relegation is never blah blah”
Like I said it depends who the main man is.. Then gave you two examples…
Try opening the window from time to time. Get a bit of fresh air son..

East Stand
East Stand
17 days ago

You still haven’t answered the question. Would any player who is the main man at a club who almost got relegated expect to be the ‘main man’ at a top 4 club? If it has ever been the case, feel free to give an example. Sorry, I said ‘Blah Blah though didn’t I…

Park Lane
Park Lane
21 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

You should tell Barcelona to send back Rafinha, and City to return Kalvin!

East Stand
East Stand
20 days ago
Reply to  Park Lane

The point I made was it he would expect to be the main man at a top 4 club. Would he be the main man at City, Chelsea or Liverpool? Is he the main man ahead of Kane or Son?

I’m not questioning his ability or what to expect of him, I simply made the point that he wouldn’t expect to be the main man at a top 4 club and would expect to need to fight his way in or play as part of a rotation etc. You only needed to read my original post…

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
22 days ago

I’m scared to type this…I agree with Tim

coys1882
coys1882
21 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

lol!

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