Journalist Alasdair Gold has revealed that new Tottenham Hotspur signing Richarlison impressed Antonio Conte in a pre-season friendly.
Spurs recently travelled to Israel as they faced Roma in the I-Tech Cup but fell to a 1-0 defeat thanks to a goal from Roger Ibanez following Paulo Dybala’s 29th-minute corner.
Richarlison came on during the second half and it sounds as if he made a pretty lasting impression on Gold and his manager during his cameo.
Indeed, when talking about the player on his YouTube channel, Gold said he was ‘impressed’ with the Brazilian, who was an ‘absolute pain in the backside’ for the Roma defenders.
He explained: “You know what, who else I was quite impressed with – and Conte was very impressed with – was Richarlison. Richarlison came on, he was just an absolute pain in the backside. Started a few little fights as well.
“But I just think, as a guy who’s going to rotate with Son and Kulusevski, and Kane as well, I think he’s really going to be a signing that’s going to help Spurs massively.”