Ange Postecoglou sends heartfelt public message to Richarlison after Tottenham striker opens up about his struggles

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has told Richarlison the club will support him after he criticized critics.

The Brazil international has had a difficult start to the season and admitted he will seek psychological help after the international break.

Richarlison was seen in tears on the Brazil bench after missing a goalkeeper and being substituted during a 5-1 win over Bolivia.

Richarlison was seen in tears on the bench after beating Bolivia in a 5-1 win for Brazil.

And Spurs boss Postecoglou is ready to offer all the support the striker needs as he goes through a difficult time.

He said on Friday: “Whatever Richy needs, we will help him achieve the space he wants to achieve.

“He said it because he was very emotional after the match and we will give him the support he needs, but we do it for all the players.

“What I will say is that no one has a perfect life. People think footballers do things well and have all the money they need, but that doesn’t make them immune to life.

Richarlison revealed to Brazilian media this week that off-field problems had taken their toll on him.

“I’ve been through a turbulent period off the field over the last five months,” he told Brazilian newspaper O Globo.

“Now things are a little more stable at home. People who were only interested in my money are no longer close to me.

Richarlison has one goal this season, a Carabao Cup goal against Fulham
Postecoglou revealed Spurs would back Richarlison

“Things will happen now and I’m sure I’ll have a good run at Tottenham and make things happen again.

“I will return to England and seek psychological help, from a psychologist, to strengthen my mind. That’s what it’s all about, coming back stronger.

Richarlison has scored four times in 40 appearances for Tottenham since signing for the club last summer from Everton for £60million.

But many games were played after he came off the bench to replace Harry Kane and he is expected to play a bigger role after the Englishman left for Bayern Munich.

Spurs are in good form and find themselves second in the Premier League ahead of their match against Sheffield United on Saturday.

“That moment of sadness wasn’t because I played poorly,” Richarlison said.

“In my opinion, I didn’t have a bad match in Belem. It was more about getting out of my system what was happening off the field, which had gotten out of control not because of my actions, but because of those close to me.

“I think I will be part of the next (Brazilian) team – that’s what I’m working towards.

“It’s about having a good run at Tottenham. I’ll sit down and talk to them. I need a good run, get into the rhythm of the game and settle down.

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