Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has criticised Richarlison for not celebrating his goals against Everton.
The Brazilian striker is in impressive form right now and he scored an outstanding brace against his former club at the weekend. However, he decided not to celebrate his goals out of respect for his former employers.
That has not gone down well with Sherwood who believes that Richarlison looked miserable scoring against the Toffees.
“If he didn’t celebrate the first one, surely he has to put a smile on his face for his second goal,” Sherwood told Premier League Productions (03/02/24 at 1:30 pm). .
“If you feel that bad about it, then stop scoring goals. Look at him, he’s devastated. You can’t be devastated.”
Richarlison has had a difficult time at Tottenham since his move from Everton. The 26-year-old is slowly getting back to his best and Sherwood’s criticism is quite surprising. It is quite common for players to avoid celebrations against former clubs.
Richarlison had a good bond with Everton fans during his time at Goodison Park and his actions were completely justified.
It will be interesting to see if the Brazilian striker decides to respond to the comments from the former Tottenham manager. The 26-year-old can be quite outspoken when it comes to criticism.
Tottenham fans will not be bothered about the comments from Sherwood. They will be delighted with the striker’s recent performances and they will hope that he can continue to score goals on a consistent basis.
He was expected to step up and fill the void left by Harry Kane this season and he has certainly shown that he has that quality in recent weeks. The 26-year-old has now bagged nine goals in his last ten appearances across all competitions.