Richarlison explains exactly why he enjoys working under Marco Silva

Marco Silva ) of Everton before the Premier League match between Everton and Fulham at Goodison Park on September 29, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

The Brazilian followed his manager to Everton this summer after previously working together at Watford.

Marco Silva of Everton during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at the King Power Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Leicester, England.

It would be an understatement to say that 'eyebrows were raised' when Everton paid upwards of £35million to sign Richarlison from Watford this summer.

The move was somewhat anticipated given that Marco Silva had been appointed the new boss of the Toffees, but Richarlison's form over the second half of last season certainly did not command that kind of fee.

His earlier performances, however, when Watford had been flying under Silva did, and it was those that Everton hoped they were paying their big fee for.

 

On early season evidence, they have got exactly that and Richarlison has been a revelation since linking back up with the Portuguese boss.

He has bagged four goals over his first six games in blue, leading to praise for both the Brazilian and his boss, and Richarlison has opened up on exactly why he enjoys playing under Marco Silva so much.

“I see Marco as a father," said Richarlison, according to the Daily Mirror. "He came to Brazil to bring me to England and to help me realise the dream of playing in the Premier League.”

It is easy to see the devotion to Silva, but it goes far beyond that as Richarlison also talked about the style and management of the Everton boss.

Richarlison of Everton celebrates his goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at the King Power Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Leicester, England.

“He convinced me to have three English lessons a week and I really want to learn quickly because it will be important for the rest of my career,” he explained. “Marco is a very organised coach, who demands a lot of his players.

"He’s always on the training pitch to show us how to do things. When I need some additional explanation I go to his office and we talk.

“That helps me a lot on the pitch and not only from a tactical point of view.”

It really does sound virtually perfect for a young Brazilian talent looking to make his mark on the European game and you can see why Richarlison would hold Silva in such high regard.

If this is the kind of management that Everton's players can expect, they could be in for a very promising time under Silva.

Marco Silva, Manager of Everton applauds fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

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