Tottenham manager Enzi Postecoglou, 58, said of the 26-year-old, “He will go to psychological counseling. We will give him all the help he needs.
Tottenham will host Sheffield United in the fifth round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on Saturday (Aug. 16) at 11 p.m. ET.
After opening the season unbeaten in four matches (three wins, one draw, 10 points), Tottenham sits in second place in the league. Sheffield, on the other hand, is in a winless streak. They are in 17th place with one draw, three losses, and one win.
Prior to the game, Postecoglou mentioned that he wanted to seek psychological counseling for Neymar, who had recently shown signs of tears.
Richelson, who joined the Brazil squad during the A-match in September, started the South American qualifier for the 2026 North and Central American World Cup against Bolivia on Sept. 9 (5-1 win), but was substituted for Mateus Cunha in the 26th minute after a sub-par performance.
His behavior afterward caught the eye. After the substitution, he sat on the bench and looked at the ground and broke down in tears. He hadn’t scored in his last four games in a Brazil shirt.
After the game, he said, “I don’t think I played a bad game, I think it was an outburst of anger about what was happening off the field. It wasn’t me, it was people close to me, it was something out of my control,” he said.
“I’m going to go back to England to see a psychologist and get some psychological help to clear my mind,” he told Globo, according to British media outlet The Sun.바카라
His absence from the Brazilian national team is an extension of his narrowing position in the club. He moved to Tottenham in a £60 million transfer ahead of last season. However, he hasn’t lived up to expectations. He scored just one goal in 27 English Premier League (EPL) games in the 2022-2023 season. As a striker, he was completely out of his element. He hasn’t scored in the league this season either.
“I try to help the team as much as possible, but sometimes things don’t work out the way I want them to. I think there are also external distractions. You want to do things right, but sometimes things go wrong,” he said.
“The last five months have been a tumultuous time off the field. I’ve had a turbulent time off the field in the last five months. People who were interested in my money are now distancing themselves from me,” he said.
Following his confession, Postecoglou said in his pre-match press conference that he would support any of his players who were struggling.
“The Tottenham players have all the help they need,” he said, “and we will help him to get where he wants to go. I think he was overwhelmed with emotion after the game and said he was going to see a therapist, so of course we will give him the help he needs.”
“No one has a perfect life. They seem to have a perfect life because they play soccer and make a lot of money, but they are not immune to everything. Every player has their own problems,” he said, speaking for the players.
“I think some athletes fall into the trap of thinking that if you’re this successful, your life must be perfect, but that’s not the case. Being successful doesn’t make you immune to hardships. There are always hardships in life,” he said, adding, “Life is not about going where you want to go, it’s about balance.”