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Tottenham Hotspur: Journalist issues verdict on Richarlison ‘big blow’ amid injury concern

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Journalist Dean Jones has given his verdict on the ‘big blow’ surrounding Tottenham Hotspur’s Richarlison.

Richarlison was called up to Brazil’s World Cup squad and thoroughly impressed as he picked up four goal contributions in four matches during the Selecao’s run to the quarter-finals.

However, he picked up a hamstring injury in their final game of the tournament.

In his most recent press conference, Antonio Conte stated that the player was going to have an MRI scan to determine when he will be back, but also added ‘he needs time to recover’.

And speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones bemoaned the fact the forward looks set to spend an extended spell on the sidelines having played a relatively bit-part role since joining the club in the summer.

He stated: “It’s a big blow. He had problems before the World Cup, so Spurs fans have barely seen him in a Tottenham shirt.

“They won’t be seeing him again for a while.”

TIF Thoughts on Jones’comments…

We believe that the injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Richarlison, as he will have wanted to prove that his form at the World Cup wasn’t temporary.

The 25-year-old has had a slow start to life at Tottenham so far, as he’s failed to score in 10 Premier League appearances – though he has netted twice in the Champions League.

It’s not only a blow for the Brazilian but for Spurs and Antonio Conte, too. It means they will be without one less attacker as they enter an important time of the season.

Tottenham currently sit fourth in the league but will want to maintain their Champions League spot. Manchester United are only three points behind them with a game in hand, while Spurs may have an eye on the title given that they’re only eight points behind rivals Arsenal, so a great run of form could see them put huge pressure on the Gunners.

Hopefully, Richarlison is back and raring to go for Spurs, and he could well help turn his underwhelming start to the season around if he returns with bags of goals.

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