“You’re leaving Pombo just here,” Tite laughed. The Brazil coach finished his announcement duties for the evening, a cup of espresso spilled in his hand. “Can’t I hug Richarlison?” he said, disappointed. .The winner in Brazil is subject to an anti-doping control, awaiting the call of nature.
“I’m trying to pee, it’s hard,” said Richarlison, though he didn’t let time run out.
“I was able to call Ney and see how he is,” Richarlison revealed. Neymar buried his head in his yellow and green belt to hide the tears after shooting in his right ankle, Tite “cheated” by playing in pain relief for a few minutes 11th minute against Serbia. “I told him to put some ice on it,” Richarlison said as if he were a member of Brazil’s medical staff.
Despite Tite’s confidence that “Neymar will continue to play in the World Cup”, the injuries suffered in this competition are a terrible topic of his career and keep him.
Richarlison vows to fly to his room at the Westin before bed. “When I got to the hotel, I went to see what he was like,” he said. Richarlison might not sleep, the buzz of scoring a championship goal a short drive from Lusail might not stop.
“I think it’s a good goal,” he said. “I had a goal like that for Fluminense and Everton. Today I had the chance to score an acrobatic goal, probably one of the best goals of my career. It was a difficult game for then I think it’s one of the best of my career.” Scissor kicks are a Richarlison trademark, after all. That’s it get one at a training camp in Turin last week.
“It’s the result of practice,” Fred said in the group section. “It’s not easy to go there and score. That is the result of his training and the whole team.
Good practice. At half time against Serbia, the score was 0-0, Richarlison gathered his teammates around him and said something needed to change. “I told them I wanted the ball and it came, I was ready and I was able to score.”
The first was a tap-in after Vanja Milinkovic-Savic spilled a Vini Jnr shot. The second is something else. Earlier this week, Richarlison’s team-mate Pedro, a contender for the role of Brazil’s starting striker, said the Tottenham Hotspur striker spoke of essenza do brasileiro – the true nature of a Brazilian. This goal was confirmed.
On the metro going to the game, there are fans from all over who are going to Lusail to watch Brazil. The idea that they play football as if it is played with skill and skill, it holds in the mind.
Qataris shirts in Brazil wanted to show their children what football is all about. Richarlison’s goal was to represent the Brazilian spirit going back to Pele and Garrincha in 1958.
It started with an outside leg cross from Vinicius Jnr, then Richarlison surprised the ball with his left, raised the ball in the air, put his hand on the floor and twisted his right foot to it, the Capoeira style, hold the shot. passed the Milinkovic-Savic pass.
As for his first goal, the entire Brazilian crowd jumped out of the dugout and jumped down to the corner flag to celebrate with him and the rest of the team.
Titus was also taken. “Sometimes feelings are indescribable,” he said. “They are ideas.” The 61-year-old, dressed in a cobalt red suit, likes to say “how much work went into that goal.”
He talked about the physios, who are working on Neymar, who helped Richarlison in shape after the calf injury he suffered against the first team Everton in mid-October.
Richarlison is “terrified”, worried that his World Cup could end. Titus was also worried.
When Gabriel Jesus was sent off in the 2019 Copa America final against Peru, potentially threatening Brazil’s victory in the tournament, Richarlison came on and won the penalty that killed the game. .
He was the top scorer at the 2020 Olympics when Brazil won the gold medal and Brazil’s top scorer in 2022. “As O’Professor (Tite) said,” Richarlison reminded everyone on Friday night. He “smells” the targets. That’s why he was chosen over Arsenal in the style of Jesus.
Seeking to explain Serbia’s 2-0 win, their coach, the legendary Piksi Stojkovic, said: “We are not Brazil with 200m people (to vote). We are a small nation. If Dusan is injured Vlahovic and Filip Kostic and Aleksandar Mitrovic not fit, that’s a problem.
Tite on the other hand has his options, in Qatar and those he left at home such as the Copa Libertadores winner Gabriel Barbosa, Roberto Firmino, Matheus Cunha and Hulk. It underscores the challenge Richarlison has seen to make the No.9 shirt his own.
He is one in 200m. “It’s a boy’s dream come true,” Richarlison laughs.
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