Richarlison has broken his goal drought in Tottenham Hotspur’s dramatic comeback against Sheffield United.
The former Everton striker came back to life in an outstanding late victory for Spurs over newly promoted Sheffield in the Premier League on Saturday, 16th of September.
The Brazil international was the hero of the day, coming from the beach and singlehandedly carrying the North London outfit on his shoulder to ensure they got away with all three points.
The former Watford striker came off the bench to score a goal and register an assist as Tottenham triumphed over the Blades in a 2-1 dramatic comeback.
What happened to Richarlison?
Richarlison has been struggling to find his fine form since he joined Tottenham from Everton in the summer of 2022.
The 26-year-old had missed several goalscoring chances since the 2023/2024 Premier League campaign kicked off.
During the recent International break, Richarlison was pictured in tears on Brazil’s bench after he was substituted due to his poor performance against Bolivia in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.
Richarlison even claimed that he needed to talk with a psychologist to seek help when the Premier League returns.
Therefore, his goal against the Blades was a lifeline goal which did more than earning Spurs an equaliser. It restored his confidence and further lift the pressure on his career after months of underwhelming performance. Richarlison last scored a Premier League goal for Tottenham in April.
Ange Postecoglou’s men went into the game with an unbeaten streak since the start of the new season.
The North Londoners outfit were handling a defeat against the Blades before the Richarlison headed a corner kick in a 98th-minute equalizer to send the home supporters at White Hart Lane into an unbelievable moment.
Two minutes later, things got even better as Richarlison switched roles and set up Dejan Kulusevski for the game-winning goal for the north London club.
Tottenham head coach Ange Postecoglou poured compliments on super-sub Richarlison as he lifted the team’s comeback triumph over Sheffield.
The Brazilian’s first goal of the season was the game’s turning point, and his manager, Ange Postecoglou, was demonstrative in his reverence.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Postecoglou said; “Richy was great. I thought all the subs who came on really helped. But that’s been a consistent theme. And yeah for Richy I think it’s the point I was trying to make yesterday – for him to understand that you try and maintain a balance in life.
“And his football hasn’t been that bad, he’s still been contributing for us. Sometimes when you struggle with certain parts of your life you let it go into other areas”.
“But the football is one area where he can control, and he works hard every day in training and really got his rewards today”.
He added; “And hopefully, that gives him a bit more of a settled feel to deal with the other areas of his life. For everyone, it’s about not letting it overwhelm you. And hopefully, a day like today helps him”.
What’s next for Richarlison?
The 26-year-old will be looking forward to continuing his just-found scoring form in the Premier League when his side locks horns with Arsenal on Sunday, 24th of September at the Emirates Stadium.