Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison has revealed that he will seek psychological help upon his return to England following a challenging period on international duty with Brazil.
The 26-year-old, who joined Spurs from Everton last summer, has endured a tough start to life in North London and has been struggling for form.
Richarlison was in tears after being substituted during Brazil’s 5-1 win over Bolivia and spoke to the media about his emotional outburst following Brazil’s 1-0 victory in Peru. He explained that the emotional moment wasn’t due to his performance on the field but was a result of off-field issues, which had become overwhelming, particularly due to people close to him.
He stated, “I’m going to go back to England, seek psychological help, from a psychologist, to work on my mind. That’s it, come back stronger. I believe I will be in the next (Brazil squad) — I will work for that.”
Richarlison has struggled to make a significant impact at Tottenham since his move from Everton, scoring only four goals in 40 appearances since his move. He is now the most senior striker on the team after the departure of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich.
The Brazilian forward is hopeful that he can improve his performances at Tottenham and said, “It’s about getting a good streak at Tottenham. This week, I’m going to sit down and talk to them; I need a good streak, get the rhythm of the game and get here well.”
Tottenham is currently second in the Premier League and will face Sheffield United on Saturday in their next fixture. Richarlison’s willingness to seek help and address his mental well-being is a positive step in his efforts to rediscover his form and contribute to his club’s success.