Tottenham Hotspur attacker Richarlison has been praised for his latest display for the north London club in their recent 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.
Prior to Saturday’s game, the Brazilian had aired his frustrations regarding how his season has been going so far and the lack of consistent playing time he’s had throughout it.
However, having started and played 84 minutes against Forest, the 25-year-old found himself on the end of some praise following the match.
In a recent Twitter post, journalist Alex Mitton had this to say about Richarlison and his efforts against Forest.
He said: “Superb performance from Richarlison today (probably my man of the match). Frustrating to see he can’t get the goal he wants, but that should not take away from his overall performance. #THFC.”
Having yet to score a goal in the Premier League for Antonio Conte’s side, the summer signing was unfortunate to see an early strike against Forest chalked off by VAR for being offside in the build-up.
Despite that, Richarlison still managed to make himself useful by winning the penalty which Harry Kane converted to put the score at 2-0, as well as providing the assist for Son Heung-min’s goal in the second half.
Did Richarlison have a good game against Forest?
In addition to that, the Brazil international won six of the eight ground duels he was involved in, made two tackles, won three fouls and completed two key passes, which highlights how effective he was on and off the ball for his side.
This ultimately earned Richarlison an overall match rating of 7.5/10 from SofaScore, leaving only Kane and Son as the two outfield players with higher ratings than him.
His performance was also picked up by Football.London who said that the £90k-per-week player was “involved in everything”, with the Evening Standard saying that this display was the “perfect response” to his frustrated comments in midweek.
Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that the attacker’s praise from Mitton was justified on this occasion and that he’ll be hoping his first league goal for Spurs can come sooner rather than later.