On Friday, Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham Hotspur’s manager, stated that the club will “pull out all the stops” to assist their Brazil international Richarlison. The comments came after the struggling striker stated that he would seek psychological counseling in light of his troubles on the pitch.
After being taken off in the 71st minute of Brazil’s 5-1 hammering of Bolivia in a 2026 World Cup qualifying match in Belem, the 26-year-old was caught crying on the bench. The match was played in Brazil.
After the match, Richarlison told the Brazilian publication O Globo that he would contact a psychologist to “come back stronger.” Richarlison has only scored four goals for the Spurs in 40 games.
We will assist Richy in getting to the desired location in any way he may require. “He was emotional after a game, and that’s fine,” Postecoglou told reporters before his team’s Premier League match against Sheffield United at their home stadium on Saturday.
“We will provide him with all the support that he requires. I do not doubt that every athlete in the locker room is struggling with something.
“No matter what you do, there will always be something that is in the wrong place. It’s important to keep things in perspective and maintain a healthy balance. That’s just the way life is.”
Postecoglou also lauded the effect made by England international midfielder James Maddison, who was voted Premier League Player of the Month for August. Maddison has contributed two goals and two assists in four games after joining Spurs from Leicester City for a $ reported transfer fee of 40 million pounds ($49.61 million). Postecoglou praised Maddison’s ability to have an immediate influence on the team.
“Because of his quality, it was an acquisition with a minimal level of potential risk. However, the manner in which he has embraced the club, both on the field and off of it, has been amazing,” Postecoglou added.
“You’re looking for enthusiasm and freshness, and he’s created a really good energy around the place,” the speaker said.
Spurs appeared to be a squad that had been resurrected under new manager Postecoglou and are playing with a high-tempo style that has catapulted them to second place in the standings with three wins and a draw from their first four games. This comes after Spurs were unable to qualify for Europe the previous season.
“It looks like we’re off to a good start. “I didn’t go into it with any expectations,” the Australian remarked. “I just wanted to see what would happen.”
“The most important thing for me was to instill a certain playing style into the team. We might currently be in a position where we have 10 points, but I wouldn’t feel at ease if we weren’t playing our type of football. We are only one month into what will be a very long season.
The next team Spurs face, Sheffield United, are now 17th in the league and have one point from their first four games since being promoted.