Richarlison has touch of genius, says Tottenham teammate Lloris

Richarlison has touch of genius, says Tottenham teammate Lloris

Hugo Lloris, a club teammate of Richarlison‘s from Brazil, called the striker’s magnificent second goal against Serbia on Thursday a “stroke of genius.”Since joining the France goalkeeper at Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur in July, Richarlison has had a stop-start few months, but for Brazil, he is currently unstoppable.

He proved why he is now Brazil’s unquestioned No. 9 with a brace against Serbia on his World Cup debut, which included a swiveling horizontal volley that screamed into the net.


The former Watford and Everton striker submitted an early entry for the goal-of-the-tournament video, but France captain Lloris claimed he was not surprised.

With his two goals, Richarlison’s score for Brazil now stands at 19 goals from 25 starts and nine in his previous seven Selecao outings, an impressive strike rate at the international level.

It would have also dispelled any lingering skepticism over the 25-year-eligibility old’s to don one of the most coveted jerseys in world football, even though he has taken some time to make an impression at Tottenham under Antonio Conte.

“In that yellow shirt, he is a man in good shape. He has yet to score for Spurs in the Premier League, but he is blazing for Brazil “Alan Shearer, a BBC commentator and former England striker, said.

Richarlison’s second goal appeared to have been scored on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, although his first attempt was an opportunistic lunge as he responded fast to score on a rebound.

Shearer claimed that Richarlison’s versatility as a goal scorer was a significant asset for Brazil.

Shearer remarked, “I get as much satisfaction from Richarlison’s positioning to pick up those scrappy little goals, the ones where the keeper is going to tap them out in and around the six-yard box, as I do from the magnificent second goal he scored.”

“Although it seems easy, it’s not. You need to enter and complete it. It’s an excellent center-forward play.”

Equally effusive in their admiration were his colleagues.

He’s a wonderful man. He is due it. Richarlison is he. He succeeds when you give him a chance. You ought to go see him practice. He shoots in all directions and at various angles.

He is a fantastic player, according to colleague Antony.

Richarlison is keeping players like Gabriel Jesus out of the starting lineup, so manager Tite obviously agrees and will be crossing his fingers that the striker stays healthy.

Richarlison was in tears just a few weeks ago when it seemed as though his dream of representing Brazil in the World Cup had been crushed by a calf injury.