The Brazilian striker was not satisfied when he had to sit on the bench in the 0-0 draw against Milan in the round of 16 of the Champions League on the morning of March 9 (Hanoi time).
“Honestly, this season is trash. What I want is to play,” said Richarlison.
“I couldn’t understand Antonio Conte’s choice. I was in good shape but he put me on the bench. Yesterday, Conte made me think I would start but in the end, I had to sit on the bench. “, the Brazilian striker said.
In the match against Milan, Richarlison entered the field from the 70th minute. The little time was not enough for the Brazilian striker to make a difference. This season, the most expensive striker in Spurs history has only started 7 matches in the Premier League, 4 in the Champions League. Richarlison left a great disappointment when he did not have a goal in the Premier League. Both of his goals came in the European Cup arena.
Losing to Milan, Tottenham considered losing the last chance to conquer the title this season. Before that, “Rooster” was eliminated in FA Cup, Carabao Cup. In the Premier League, the gap between the North London team and their rival Arsenal is impossible to fill (24 points).
Speaking after the game, coach Conte said: “In the first leg, the two teams lacked key players. Mike Maignan is very important for Milan. He uses his feet very well and stops Tottenham’s attack.” .
“Tottenham improved compared to ourselves last season, although there is still a lot to improve. This team needs more personality in important games like today. Now we will be back. Premier League and need to work hard until the last round,” added the Italian military leader.