Tottenham idol issues 'nasty' Richarlison verdict after footage emerges
Paul Robinson has heaped praise on “undroppable” Tottenham forward Richarlison.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane said the 25-year-old brings a much-needed “nastiness” to Antonio Conte’s side.
Richarlison scored a brace as Spurs beat Marseille 2-0 in their opening Champions League opener.
As shown on BT Sport (7 September), the Brazil international cast an emotional figure in the aftermath of his man of the match display.
Dejan Kulusevski has been pushed out of the starting XI by the summer signing.
Robinson suggested Richarlison is now one of the first names on the team sheet.
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“You can see how much it means to him to play in the Champions League,” he told Football Insider.
“He clearly loves football and you can see he is falling in love with Tottenham.
“Richarlison brings a hunger and a desire and a will to win. He brings a nastiness that Spurs have not had over recent years.
“He has endeared himself to the fans so quickly. The minimum requirement for the fans is maximum effort on the pitch for the shirt. He gives that.
“His keepy ups at Nottingham Forest probably made everyone hate him but Spurs fans loves it.
“He was fully deserving of his two goals against Marseille. He has almost made himself undroppable already.”
Richarlison has scored twice in his six appearances for Spurs this season.
He arrive from Everton in a £60million deal this summer.