Richarlison has expressed the need to prove his worth while wearing a Tottenham shirt, amidst speculation about a potential move to Real Madrid, writes the football.london.
The Brazilian forward, who was signed from Everton in a £60 million deal last summer, had a challenging debut season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium due to several injuries that disrupted his campaign. Despite shining for his national team at the 2022 World Cup and scoring an impressive double against Serbia in their tournament opener, he struggled to find the back of the net in north London.
Apart from a crucial brace in the Champions League clash against Marseille in early September, his only other goal came in late April when he scored a late header in the 4-3 defeat against Liverpool. Having been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past, the 26-year-old was asked about the possibility of joining the Santiago Bernabeu during a press conference while on international duty.
While admitting that wearing a Real Madrid shirt is his “dream,” Tottenham’s number nine emphasized the importance of demonstrating to the club why he was brought to north London for a significant transfer fee. By rediscovering his top form, he aims to benefit both himself and new manager Ange Postecoglou.
He said (via ESPN Brasil): “Look, of course every player wants to wear the shirt of Real Madrid, the biggest club in the world, but I have a club, a contract, I have to show why they bought me for a high price”,
“This season went down also due to injuries at Tottenham, but it’s a dream to wear the shirt of Real Madrid. But I have to show my value wearing the shirt of Tottenham.”