December 30, 2023

Richarlison, a star for Tottenham Hotspur, has come under fire from Ian Wright after repeatedly being caught offside against Brighton this week.


Roberto De Zerbi’s team, which led 4-0 at one point on Thursday, severely outclassed Spurs. Tottenham, though, was never really out of the game; Richarlison had two scoring opportunities but mistimed his runs.


Ian Wright criticizes Richarlison, a striker for Tottenham.

Ian Wright, a former Arsenal player, overcame multiple offside traps in his career.


When he was playing, the Englishman was among the top strikers in the game, and few people can assess a forward’s play more accurately than him.


Yesterday, Wright discussed Richarlison on his podcast, and the legendary player for Arsenal expressed his frustration with the Tottenham Hotspur attacker.


He went straight at the Brazilian, accusing him of being foolish enough to postpone his runs. Additionally, he asserted that it is simply unacceptable that he keeps making the same error.


In his podcast, Wright stated: “To be honest, when I watch Richarlison, I get more agitated than anything else about the strikers that are playing right now. Why is he going so early when he has so much space?”


“The player who will pass it to him, or the midfielder, has a plenty of time; even if he can see the back of the defender, he still advances early. You can understand the margins we’re dealing with by simply looking at this guy’s number. He had two goals disallowed that he could have scored.


As a manager, I apologize, but I must say that’s not acceptable. When you can see, “Okay, let me not go past him,” that is unacceptable. There is so much room for me. He has an abundance of time.



Richarlison has to improve his gait.


Richarlison has finally found his footing, which has been one of Tottenham’s biggest December positives.


Following an incredibly poor first 18 months, the 26-year-old Brazilian had surgery and returned a different player. He had four goals in the three games prior to Thursday, and if he had just timed his runs against Brighton, that total might have easily been six in four.


Because of Ange Postecoglou’s fluid system, Richarlison will have chances to score in nearly every game. His recent finishing has been outstanding, so his runs in behind are the only thing left to perfect.


There will be room for Richarlison when Tottenham plays Bordeaux next. He may score one or two goals if he can timing his runs properly.


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