Tottenham Hotspur attacker Richarlison has had a difficult start to the season so far.
The 26-year-old only opened his scoring account recently against Sheffield United.
The Brazilian has been criticised heavily for his inability to get on the scoresheet on a more consistent basis and the player recently revealed that he was going through a difficult period off the pitch. Apparently, the 26-year-old was having anxiety problems and he is looking to seek psychological help.
A report from Spanish publication SPORT has now rubbished such claims stating that the 26-year-old Tottenham striker was making excuses for his poor form.
The report states (h/t SportWitness): “Richarlison, who started both games, came out crying in the first, as a result of frustration; and, in the second, he said in a mixed zone that he would go seek psychological help to work on his anxiety. He stated that he had off-field problems (which sounded like an alibi and a public distraction due to his poor performance).”
Such claims from the Spanish publication come across as insensitive, especially when the player has previously been spotted in tears on the bench while playing for his country.
The former Everton striker was clearly going through a difficult period on and off the pitch and the goal against Sheffield United will give him an immense confidence boost.
He will be hoping to get back to his best once again and prove his worth at the North London club. Richarlison has previously showcased his qualities in the Premier League and it remains to be seen whether he can fill the void left by Harry Kane.
The England international joined Bayern Munich earlier this summer and Spurs have chosen not to bring in a direct replacement. They have decided to rely on the Brazilian to fill the creative and goalscoring void left by Kane and Richarlison will be desperate to step up and deliver.