Richarlison Fights Back Tears as He Breaks Down His World Cup Chances After Sustaining Injury

Richarlison Fights Back Tears as He Breaks Down His World Cup Chances After Sustaining Injury

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:14 PM
In this article:
English Premier League logo
ENG Premier League
  • Richarlison is in genuine danger of missing out on the World Cup in Qatar
  • The Brazilian picked up an injury in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday, October 15.
  • He started against the Toffees but had to leave the pitch after 52 minutes

Forward Richarlison admitted his World Cup dream was in jeopardy after picking up an injury during Tottenham’s clash against Everton.

The 25-year-old went down in pain in the 50th minute of the clash, and effectively had to be taken off in an apparent calf injury.

Brazilian journalist Joao Castelo-Branco later revealed Richarlison was inconsolable after the injury, and the forward was spotted walking with crutches.

Richarlison, Tottenham, Premier League
Richarlison picks up an injury and is forced to be substituted during the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC on October 15, 2022. Photo by Rob Newell.
Source: Getty Images

After the game, the Brazilian fought back tears as he opened up on his World Cup chances.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

"It's kind of hard to say because it's so close to realising my dream [playing at the World Cup]. I've already suffered an injury similar to this, I hope it can heal as soon as possible. or less. I was stopped about two months at Everton," He told ESPN Brazil.
"I know it's hard to talk right now, but let's see, I'll recover. Monday. I have tests to do, but even walking hurts. Let's wait.

Richarlison’s substitution meant Tottenham had to change shape as he was replaced by Yves Bissouma with the scores 0-0.

Tottenham went on to secure a 2-0 win thanks to a penalty by Harry Kane and a deflected Pierre-Emile Højbjerg strike late on.

Antonio Conte also spoke after the game where he confirmed Richarlison would certainly miss the next game, against Manchester United.

“Yeah for sure he's out against Manchester United, for sure. He felt something in his calf and he won't be available for that game,” the Italian said.

Reece James speaks after reports he is out of World Cup

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported Chelsea defender Reece James is adamant that he will be ready for the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar after news revealed the Chelsea defender would be sidelined for two months.

The 22-year-old picked up the injury during Chelsea's Champions League clash at San Siro against AC Milan. The club expected it to be a minor problem, but scans revealed it was worse.

In a Twitter message, James is positive and has vowed to be ready for England's first game.

Rene Otinga photo
Rene Otinga
Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and
Antonio Conte