After a difficult week for Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison, he was the hero as they defeated Sheffield United in London to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign.
The Brazilian international’s struggles in front of goal have been ongoing since last season, as he managed only one goal in the Premier League.
He recently received a call-up to play for Brazil and was off the pace.
After Brazil’s game against Bolivia, he was seen crying on the bench. Following the next match against Peru, he admitted that he had on-field and off-field problems.
Richarlison declared he would see a psychiatrist when he returned to England to address his problems.
He banished those demons to deliver the goods for his side. Richarlison came off the bench in the 80th minute as Tottenham looked set to lose their first game under new manager Ange Postecoglou.
The Australian hadn’t lost a home game in 49 matches, but that record was under threat as United led through Gustavo Hamer.
However, Richarlison climbed highest at the near-post to steer a gorgeous corner home. His equalising goal came in the 97th minute, and Spurs had seven more minutes to win the game.
After some intricate interplay, Richarlison set up Dejan Kulusevski, who arrowed a shot into the net to seal a remarkable victory.
The vital goal and assist will do the former Everton man a world of good after a tumultuous year.
Richarlison’s vital goal and assist earned three points for his team and provided a much-needed lift to his own spirits after a challenging year.
The road ahead may still be uncertain, but Richarlison has shown he possesses the strength and resilience to conquer challenges.
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