Tottenham ace Richarlison says former club Everton ‘lack ambition’ and ‘have a long way to go to achieve big things’
RICHARLISON has claimed that Everton have struggled in the Premier League this season due to a lack of ambition.
The Brazil international, 25, left Goodison Park in July to join Tottenham in a huge £60million transfer.
He has already made a huge impact in north London, scoring twice on his Champions League debut against Marseille last week.
Despite his successful start with Spurs, Richarlison is still a huge Everton fan at heart.
But, he recently admitted that he had to move away from Merseyside due to the club’s ambition.
When speaking to FourFourTwo, Richarlison said: “It’s always a tough call when you have such strong connections with your club.
“And that was definitely the case for me.
“I was happy at Everton and I’m grateful for everything I learned there. It’s a big club with a lot of history.
“However, perhaps they’re suffering with a lack of ambition nowadays. You know, that eagerness to win matches and trophies.
“I spent four years there and I could see there was still a very long way to go to achieve big things.
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“I felt it was the right time to move on, and the club also had to make some money. It was a good deal for everyone involved. I’m delighted with this new challenge at Spurs.”
Richarlison was one of seven new additions at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence, Destiny Udogie and Cristian Romero also joined in a £150m summer spending spree.
Spurs currently sit third in the Premier League table having gathered 14 points from their opening six games.