Everton fans joke about Richarlison critics following Brazil heroics

Richarlison of Everton celebrates his goal with Idrissa Gueye during the Premier League match between Everton and Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park on November 3, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Everton were mocked for spending a fee potentially rising to £50million on Richarlison but the Brazilian seems to be answering his critics in style.

Richarlison of Brazil during the International Friendly match between Brazil and Cameroon at Stadium mk on November 20, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England.

Richarlison has certainly enjoyed a swift rise to the upper echelons of the game.

Just four years ago, the 21-year-old was ready to give up football altogether following numerous rejections in his native Brazil, according to an interview with AS.

Having spent all his remaining money on a one-way ticket to Belo Horizonte for a trial with America Mineiro, Richarlison was finally handed a deal.


The forward subsequently went on to impress at national giants Fluminense before coming over to England, where we know him from his exploits with Watford and current club Everton.

Indeed, Richarlison didn't receive his first Brazil cap until August this year, but following his latest display for the five-time world champions, he is making a good case for a first-team spot.

After scoring the winner - a powerful bullet header - in Tuesday night's 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon in Milton Keynes, Selecao coach Tite was eager to praise the relative newcomer.

Richarlison of Brazil scores the opening goal during the International Friendly match between Brazil and Cameroon at Stadium mk on November 20, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England.

"I was not surprised by Richarlison's performance," he told reporters.

"What I saw today was the continuation of him always coming on and playing well for Brazil. In his first game, he really impressed with his incision and his finishing, both his head and on the floor.

"I've also seen him play on the wing for Brazil and play really well and because of his qualities in training, we can also imagine him playing as a second striker as well. He's someone who's really impressed me since coming into the team."

A number of Everton fans took to Twitter following the game to praise the youngster:

Some fans, meanwhile, sarcastically made fun of the critics who baulked at the fee - reported as potentially rising to £50million - spent to prise him from the Hornets:

Richarlison will now return to Everton ahead of Saturday's Premier League home game with Cardiff City.

Richarlison of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton FC at Molineux on August 11, 2018 in...

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