Tottenham striker Richarlison open about mental problems: “I will seek psychological help to work on my emotions”

Money doesn’t just buy happiness, as Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison (26) proves. The Brazilian is remarkably open about the mental problems that accompany his success as a professional footballer.

The 26-year-old Richarlison spent the past week in his home country Brazil for qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup. During that international break, he spoke in an interview with the Brazilian The globe candid about the mental problems he experiences in England. Richarlison admits that he was surrounded by the wrong people and visits a psychologist upon his return to England.

The striker scored only four times in forty games for his English employer. The Spurs took over Richarlison from Everton last year for reportedly around 60 million euros. Richarlison shows great things in bursts, but he cannot live up to Tottenham’s great expectations for the time being. Now the Brazilian star explains why.

Richarlison cannot yet fully meet Tottenham’s high expectations. — © Isosport

The attacker said that he had experienced a turbulent time off the field over the past five months, but that the storm has now subsided. “Now things are good at home. People who were only after my money left me. Now things are starting to go well again, I’m having a good period at Tottenham and things are working again,” said the attacker, who was emotional after being beaten in the 71st minute of Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia (5-1 win). was changed. “When I go back to England, I will seek psychological help to work on my emotions,” Richarlison said. “That’s what I need to come back stronger.”

Richarlison in action for Brazil against Bolivia. — © Getty Images

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