Richarlisong couldn’t break out of silence this time, either. A whopping 165 days have passed since the last score.
Tottenham Hotspur beat West Ham United 2-0 in the 24th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 26th. With this victory, Tottenham (42 points) jumped to fourth place, overtaking Newcastle United.
Head coach Antonio Conte is away to recover after gallbladder surgery. Head coach Christian Stellini took over the helm and lined up in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Harry Kane, Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski formed the attacking line. Ben Davies, Pierre-Emile Hoivier and Emerson Royal lined up in midfield. The three backs were played by Clement Lenglet, Eric Dyer and Christian Romero. Fraser Foster was in goal.
The biggest change is probably at the forefront. Richarlison was named to the starting list in place of Son Heung-min, who was not performing as expected this season. Richarlison entered North London with a transfer fee of 58 million euros (approximately 80.4 billion won) last summer. This game was an important test stage to prove themselves as it was a great disappointment as it was caught in the ankle by calf and hamstring injuries.
However, Richarlison did not live up to this time either. In particular, in the process of linkage and competition, I couldn’t make a scene like this. He had one effective shot each during the extra time in the first half and immediately after entering the second half, but both were helplessly intercepted by the goalkeeper. Tottenham took the lead with an Emerson Royale opening goal, and then replaced Richarlison and put in Son Heung-min as the first replacement card in the game that day. 온라인바카라
The number of replacements hit. In the 27th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min shook the net 4 minutes after being substituted and drove a wedge. In the remaining time, Tottenham put in Ivan Perisic, Pape Sar, and Lucas Moura to harden it, and eventually won the victory by calmly blocking West Ham’s offensive.
It’s a happy victory, but the Richarlison silence remains disappointing. He has been silent for 165 days since scoring against Marseille in the first leg of Group D of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) group stage last September. Since moving to Tottenham, he has yet to score a goal in the EPL. He is in a situation where he needs to hurry up and score as many matches are coming up, such as the league, UCL and England FA Cup.