Richarlison’s place in the starting eleven of the Brazilian national side is ‘increasingly under threat’ from Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus, according to Brazilian news outlet Istoe Esportes and Lance.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker was once again given a starting berth for Brazil in their World Cup qualifier against Venezuela earlier this week in which they were held to a 1-1 draw with Richarlison once again failing to get himself on the scoresheet.
The 26-year-old has failed to score in his last six matches for the Samba Boys, with his last goal at international level coming in their 4-1 win over South Korea at the World Cup back in December (transfermarkt).
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He has also had a frustrating start to the new Premier League campaign with one goal in eight top flight outings and could have had at least a brace at Luton Town last weekend before he was replaced at half time in the wake of Yves Bissouma‘s red card.
The report claims that Richarlison has not been in good form for ‘some time’ with his place ‘increasingly under threat’ by the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Matheus Cunha.
Richarlison admitted last month that he was planning on seeking “psychological help” on his previous return from international duty after a “turbulent time” off the pitch (Independent).
Brazil are next in action when they face Uruguay in the early hours of Wednesday morning (UK time).
Richarlison was brave enough to speak about his issues last month and hopefully he has started to receive the help he needs with his off-field matters. Hopefully, he can soon get things clicking on the pitch and take some of the goalscoring burden off the shoulders of Heung-min Son.