Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison has opened up on the struggles he faced prior to undergoing surgery on his groin issue and revealed that he is feeling much better now.

Richarlison made a resounding comeback from injury in the game against Newcastle United on Sunday which was his first start since returning from going under the knife to rectify the issue and he played arguably his best game in a Spurs shirt.

The Brazilian scored a brace as Tottenham beat the Magpies 4-1 in what was an impressive team performance.

Richarlison also scored with his feet for the first ever time for Spurs and looked visibly hungrier and wanted to make an impression.

Things have not worked out for Richarlison since his £60m move to Spurs from Everton. However, Sunday’s game could prove to be a turning point in his career.

Head coach Ange Postecoglou even acknowledged after the match that the 26-year-old is now a lot freer in his mind now that he had fixed his niggling pelvic issue (Football.London).


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Richarlison is a much happier after surgery

Speaking to Daily Mail, Richarlison revealed how much he struggled with his groin issue and how the surgery had been delayed until he had the injury addressed.

“I’m very happy to be back playing. I recovered very quickly and this has been an extra motivation for me. Since last year, I had been suffering from these pains and felt a lot especially when it was time to finish.”

“So much so that I didn’t even practice kicking in the warm-up before the games, because it always got worse and I couldn’t do the simplest movements afterwards without feeling discomfort.”
“Out of my desire to help both the club and the national team, I ended up postponing this surgery for many months, until I realised that I was actually harming myself and the teams, as I was not in a good physical condition to continue.”

Spurs Musings Opinion

It is good to see Richarlison smiling on the pitch and scoring goals. He has copped a lot of criticism during his time here at the N17. Hopefully, this could be a new lease of life for him.

With Son set to leave for the Asian Cup in early January, Richarlison’s form becomes even more crucial for Spurs. Let’s hope he can build on his weekend’s performance and continue performing at a high level.