After scare on the pitch, Richarlison arrives in Rio: "It's not an ankle that will take me out of the National Team"
Striker played just 25 minutes last Saturday against Brighton and left after Lamptey's entry. He is the first player to reach the opening round of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
Despite the scare on the pitch last Saturday, striker Richarlison arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday afternoon and will perform to coach Tite, in the Brazilian national team.
On landing, the Everton player explained why he left last Saturday's match against Brighton in the first half.
" I had been feeling from Wednesday's game at the World Cup. And I decided to kind of save the game, the selection is very important to me too. When I got the hit, I saw it was really bad and asked to leave. I need to be well in the National Team, I need to be 100%, now Is to get here and be in good shape - explained Richarlison, who still completed:
" I had taken on Thursday on my ankle, gave everything ok, just a little swelling. I don't think it's going to be an ankle that's going to get me off the national team.
The technical committee climbs the mountain to Teresópolis in the early evening of Sunday. Richarlison will be the first to introduce himself to Tite.
– It always gives that cold in the belly, but the idea is to make good games, win these games, this will be important for this beginning of Qualifiers. We have everything to do a good job in this beginning – said Richarlison.
Brazil faces Bolivia on Friday at the Neo Química Arena, and then faces Peru on The 13th in Lima.
More about the blow
Last Saturday, Richarlison was substituted in the 25th minute of the first half in the match between Everton and Brighton this Saturday for the English Championship. Liverpool went on to win 4-2 with two goals from Colombian James Rodríguez, remaining 100% in the English Championship.
Pombo took a hit from Brightin's English defender Lamptey on his right foot as he tried to kick the ball when his opponent arrived by cart. He spent some time lying on the lawn in pain, but got up and left the lawn walking with some difficulty. Iwobi came in his place.
He was expected not to play on Saturday because he felt pain in the last match when he left early in the second half in a 4-1 rout of West Ham in the League Cup.