Richarlison has been one of the stars of the World Cup. The Brazilian has netted three goals so far, including two Goal of the Tournament contenders, and he looks every bit a £60m striker when he wears a Brazil shirt, writes the HITC.
Unfortunately though, Richarlison hasn’t been hitting those sorts of heights at club level.
Indeed, he’s failed to score in the Premier League so far this season since joining Tottenham, and his underwhelming form has led to him losing his place in the Spurs starting XI.
He’s started just five times in the Premier League so far this season, but a strong World Cup may well put him back into contention for a starting spot in north London – at least that’s what Gary Lineker thinks.
The BBC pundit took to Twitter after Richarlison netted a brace on Monday, and he made the case for the South American to start for Spurs.
Surely Richarlison has played himself into the Tottenham team.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) December 5, 2022
Lineker says that Richarlison has to have a place in the Spurs team going forward, but the question we have to ask is, where?
It’s all well and good to say that one of the World Cup’s best players should be starting for Spurs, but where does he play?
Harry Kane isn’t moving from that number nine spot anytime soon, Heung-Min Son is locked in down the left, and Dejan Kulusevski has arguably been Spurs’ best player this season down the right.
The sad reality is that there isn’t really much of a place for Richarlison in Spurs’ best XI – as strange as that sounds.