According to Richarlison, the reason he left Everton for Tottenham in the summer was because Everton could not meet his objectives to even “win matches.”
The Brazilian forward joined Spurs for what could end up being a club-record £60m fee.
And he has quickly become a popular figure at the club.
Richarlison, who is already a popular player in the locker room, has won over supporters by giving outstanding performances against Chelsea, Fulham, and Marseille.
The 25-year-old is prospering in his new environment, but his former team Everton isn’t doing as well right now.
Speaking to FourFourTwo, Richarlison lifted the lid on why he left the Toffees despite his deep affection for the club.
“It’s always a tough call when you have such strong connections with your club, and that was the case for me.
I was happy at Everton and am grateful for everything I learned there.
“It’s a big club with a lot of history.
“However, perhaps they’re suffering from a lack of ambition nowadays.
“You know, that eagerness to win matches and trophies.
“I spent four years there.
“And I could see there was still a long way to go to achieve big things.
“I felt it was the right time to move on, and the club also had to make some money.
“It was a good deal for everyone involved. I’m delighted with this new challenge at Spurs.”
In all four of Richarlison’s seasons with Everton, he scored double digits in goals across all competitions; however, the latter half of the 2021/22 season was when he made his most significant contributions.
He put in a series of standout performances and scored a number of significant goals to assist Frank Lampard’s team escape the relegation fight in the closing stages of the season.
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