Brazil manager praises the match-winning effort of Richarlison

Brazil head coach Tite has been impressed with the qualities of Richarlison since his induction into the national team. The Everton ace was first called up for the Selecao in August and he has continued to build his recognition with his performances which have certainly impressed the manager in charge.

In the recent friendly against Cameroon, Richarlison was called from the bench after just eight minutes following a groin injury for Neymar, and he took the opportunity with both hands by scoring the only goal in the 1-0 triumph over the Indomitable Lions. Speaking after the game, Tite praised the attacker’s qualities saying:

“I was not surprised by Richarlison’s performance. What I saw today was the continuation of him always coming on and playing well for Brazil. In his first game, he really impressed with his incision and his finishing, both his head and on the floor. I’ve also seen him play on the wing for Brazil and play really well and because of his qualities in training, we can also imagine him playing as a second striker as well. He’s someone who’s really impressed me since coming into the team.”

Richarlison’s £45m move to Everton from Watford raised plenty of eye brows during the summer transfer window, given he had failed to score a single goal during the second half of the previous campaign. However, he has proved his critics wrong with a series of impressive displays for the Toffees and he currently has a tally of six goals from 10 league appearances this term.

Everton are scheduled to host Cardiff City when the Premier League restarts over the weekend and they should fancy themselves to secure three points, considering the visitors’ struggles since their top-flight comeback. Thereafter, they have a tricky away trip to Merseyside rivals Liverpool against whom they played out a couple of draws last term.