“Could find a niche” – Journalist now drops fascinating Richarlison claim at Tottenham

In the win over Luton Town last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Yves Bissouma was sent off, meaning one of his colleagues had to “pay the price” for the player’s error, according to journalist Paul Brown, who gives GIVEMESPORT his assessment of the player’s future in the starting lineup.

Ange Postecoglou, the head coach of Tottenham, has led the Lilywhites to the Premier League’s top spot during the second international break of the current campaign.

Tottenham news – Post-Luton

Tottenham had a successful afternoon at Luton last Saturday, winning 1-0 at Kenilworth despite fierce opposition from the home team. Spurs faced huge odds to defeat the Premier League underachievers, but they were unable to overcome the Hatters’ resiliency in the first half.

When Bissouma was sent a second yellow card for diving on the edge of Luton’s penalty area just before halftime, Tottenham’s difficulty worsened. Richarlison had to be sacrificed for midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to keep order in the middle of the park since Postecoglou was down a man. The striker, who has developed into a key member of the 57-year-old’s team since Harry Kane left for Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window, will be frustrated by the Australian head coach’s choice.

After putting up a fight in the second half, Tottenham was rewarded when Dutch center-back Micky Van de Ven was set up by James Maddison to score the game’s lone goal in the 52nd minute. Elijah Adebayo had a chance to tie the score for the home team, but he missed the target at the back post as Tottenham finished the game.

Following eight games, Spurs are now leading the Premier League on goal differential over north London rival Arsenal. Richarlison will be angry that he was sacrificed as a result of an uncontrollable choice, though. Following his £60 million departure from Everton in 2022, Brown said last week to GIVEMESPORT that the 26-year-old was ‘nearly back to his best’.

Richarlison – Career Stats Watford Everton Tottenham
Appearances 41 152 44
Goals 5 53 5
Assists 5 14 6
Yellow Cards 4 27 5
All statistics via Transfermarkt

Richarlison should keep his place in Postecoglou’s starting XI – Paul Brown

Brown predicts Richarlison will preserve his spot in Postecoglou’s starting XI despite being hooked for Hojbjerg. Additionally, according to the journalist, the Brazilian might be able to find success playing somewhat to the left of a center striker. To GIVEMESPORT, he said:

“It was regrettable that he had to bear the cost of another person’s error. He has remembered himself at his best, and I believe he will maintain his starting position. He should be fine as long as that hasn’t stopped his momentum. With Kane out, the strikers will have more possibilities, therefore I believe he will play a significant role this season.

“He can perform in a variety of roles. Playing slightly to the left of a center forward, whether Son or someone else, he could find a place for himself. Simply said, I believe a strong player is present. And I believe he will have a successful season if the manager maintains his faith in him, which I expect him to do.

Tottenham transfer news – Centre-forwards

Despite having less than three months until the start of the winter transfer season, Tottenham are allegedly considering expanding their center-forward lineup. Ivan Toney, a standout for Brentford, is reportedly considering leaving the Gtech Community Stadium in January since Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing him.

The Bees estimate the 27-year-old’s worth at near to £100 million, suggesting that Spurs will have to spend big to capture the England international. Toney admittedly broke the FA’s betting rules and is currently serving a suspension. He can resume playing on January 17 of the following year.

Tottenham is interested in recruiting the 22-year-old striker in the future, according to the agent of Feyenoord forward Santiago Gimenez, who spoke to the Dutch publication ED. Additionally, as the team takes its time in finding Kane’s replacement, transfer expert Dean Jones recently revealed to GIVEMESPORT that Spurs are keeping an eye on VfB Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy.

What next for Tottenham and Richarlison?

Due to the Premier League’s hiatus for an international break, Tottenham will have over two weeks off from competition. The 23rd of October will see Spurs host Fulham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before a quick trip to Crystal Palace on the 27th.

On November 6, Chelsea will visit Hotspur Way, continuing the London derbies. On November 11, a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers will wrap up the final set of games before the third international break of the year.

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