Lucas Moura, a winger for Tottenham Hotspur, has been admiring Richarlison’s mentality during preseason practise and has even likened him to Cristian Romero.
Richarlison joined Spurs this summer from Everton for a transfer cost of up to £60 million (BBC). And it appears that the Brazilian is already having an impact on his colleagues, especially his fellow countryman.
Richarlison will be a terrific addition for the team, according to Moura, who also praised him for his mentality. Moura speculated that Spurs may have acquired another player who is similar to their Argentine center-back.
He described his new teammate as being powerful. His mindset is excellent. For us, he is a wonderful addition. He’s a really straightforward, humble, and amusing man. A player like him is always a plus for the team, and I’m glad to have another Brazilian beside me because he is
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Richarlison will compete for a spot on the team with players like Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, and Dejan Kulusevski after joining Spurs’ top offensive group.
The attacking three under Antonio Conte was effective last season, so the former Everton player will have his job cut out for him in trying to crack the starting lineup. But if Moura is accurate about his mindset, he’ll be more than up for the challenge.
Lucas, who paid £25 million to join Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018, will have competition from his fellow countryman for a spot in Antonio Conte’s squad.
The 29-year-old claimed in an interview with Football.London that Richarlison always has “a lot of energy” and is prepared to perform. He even likened himself to Cristian Romero in terms of mentality.
“He’s the sort of guy that gives everything on the field,” he remarked. He is a striker who wants to win the game by scoring goals.
Players like these do exist. They alter their mood while they are on the field. He has a wonderful character, just like [Cristian] Romero. Such athletes are warriors.
Richarlison and Romero have some history together because they’ve fought in Premier League and international games. A few months ago, the Argentine even made fun of his new teammate on social media.
However, given that Moura claims the players had similar fighting philosophies, conflicts between them on the field were inevitable when they came into contact. On Richarlison’s first day at Tottenham, the two hugged and it appeared like the past had already passed.
Rival teams will have their job cut out for them now that Richarlison and Romero are on the same squad.