Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to provide comprehensive support for their Brazilian international, Richarlison (26), according to manager Ange Postecoglou (58).
This comes after the striker, who has been struggling on the field, expressed his intention to seek psychological assistance.
Richarlison made headlines when he was pictured in tears on the bench after being substituted in the 71st minute during Brazil’s 5-1 victory over Bolivia in a 2026 World Cup qualifier in Belem.
Following the match, Richarlison disclosed to the Brazilian newspaper O Globo that he intends to consult with a psychologist in order to ‘come back stronger’,
“Whatever Richy needs, we’ll help him get to the space he wants to. He was emotional after a game and that’s fine,” Postecoglou told reporters ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at home to Sheffield United.
“We’ll provide all the support he needs. I’m sure every player in the dressing room is dealing with something.
“There’s always something that isn’t where you want it to be. It’s about keeping perspective and balance. That’s part of life.”
Postecoglou also commended the significant contribution of James Maddison, the English midfielder who was named the Premier League Player of the Month for August.
Maddison has made a notable impact, tallying two goals and two assists in four games since his transfer to Spurs from Leicester City, for a reported fee of £40 million.
“It was a fairly low-risk acquisition because of his quality. But the way he’s embraced the club, on and off the field, has been fantastic,” Postecoglou said.
“You’re looking for enthusiasm and freshness and he’s created a real good energy around the place.”
After failing to qualify for Europe last season, Spurs look like a team reborn under new manager Postecoglou and are playing with a high-tempo style that has propelled them to second in the standings with three wins and a draw from four games.
“We’ve had a promising start. I didn’t go into it with any kind of expectation,” the Australian said.
“Embedding a style of play into the group was the key thing for me. We could be sitting on 10 points but if we hadn’t been playing our style of football, I wouldn’t have been comfortable. We’re only a month into a long season.”
Spurs’ next opponents, 17th-placed Sheffield United, have taken one point from their first four games after promotion.