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Arsenal hero Eduardo has told Richarlison ‘to stay quiet’ with his outbursts hurting Tottenham. The Brazil international launched an angry tirade at Antonio Conte and Spurs’ season as a whole after he was left out of the starting lineup for the Champions League clash with AC Milan. However, it appears the wounds with his boss have started to heal after he was returned to the eleven from the off against Nottingham Forest last weekend.
Richarlison’s first season in north London has not gone as he would have hoped so far as repeated injuries have curtailed him from gaining any kind of momentum. He is yet to find the net in the Premier League, scoring just twice for the club with both goals coming against Marseille in the Champions League.
The Brazilian finally earned himself a sustained run in the first team starting in the wins over West Ham and Chelsea as well as the FA Cup defeat to Sheffield United. However, he returned to the bench for the games against Wolves and Milan and he was not afraid to make his frustrations clear describing the season as ‘s***’ and querying Conte’s decision.
It appears there is no lingering ill feeling with Richarlison returned to the starting lineup for Saturday’s 3-1 win over Forest but former Arsenal hero Eduardo has encouraged him to keep his mouth shut in future with his comments having a negative impact on his team.
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“Richarlison should keep his head down and stay quiet as his comments are hurting Spurs,” he told Betway. “Sometimes it is hard to hit the ground running at a new club but Richarlison has good qualities and has also been in the Premier League for such a long time. Maybe the World Cup affected him as well as his injury and he hasn’t been able to mentally prepared himself to deal with it”.
Eduardo was also keen to stress that he knew how Richarlison would be feeling given the emotions involved especially for Brazilians but backed him to prove his worth despite his lack of Premier League goals so far. The 40-year-old grew up in Brazil but opted to represent the Croatia national team.
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“As a Brazilian, I understand that the Brazilian mentality means it is hard to adapt. Players tend to get frustrated when they don’t get enough minutes on the pitch, and a lot of Brazilian players behave that way.
“But If I was him, I would wait until next season because I believe he will get his chance. He should be patient and be private with his own frustrations. If you express your frustrations to people, it could have a negative impact on your team whether it is to the media or the dressing room. He should keep his head down, work hard and I believe he will get his chance.”
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