Richarlison shares message for Everton fans, some respond on Twitter

Richarlison of Everton celebrates scoring the first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Watford FC at Goodison Park on December 10, 2018 in Liverpool, United...

The Toffees ace won the Young Player of the Year award in his first Premier League season at Goodison Park.

Richarlison of Everton celebrates scoring the first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Watford FC at Goodison Park on December 10, 2018 in Liverpool, United...

Richarlison has commented on his first season at Everton which culminated in him winning the Young Player of the Year award and made a pledge to the club's fans that he will do his best to get even more goals next term.

The Brazil international joined the Toffees from fellow Premier League club Watford in July 2018 for a transfer fee starting at £35million and potentially rising to £50million (BBC Sport).

Richarlison was reunited with ex-Hornets boss Marco Silva and, on his competitive debut on 11 August against Wolverhampton Wanderers, he scored twice in a 2–2 draw.

 

While there was criticism within some quarters of the fee spent on the 22-year-old, an impressive 13 Premier League goals and two assists in 35 appearances (Transfermarkt) bode well going forward.

Richarlison was thus named Young Player of the Season at The Dixies, Everton's end-of-season awards, christened in homage to the legendary Dixie Dean, who scored 383 goals in 433 appearances.

In conversation with the official Toffees website, the Brazilian said: "It is a great honour to receive a prize named after such a great goalscorer. I want to score lots of goals like Dixie Dean. He is a role model for all us attackers. It is really important to receive this prize in his name."

6th February 2019, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League Football, Everton versus Manchester City; the statue of Dixie Dean outside the entrance to the Stanley Park end of...

Richarlison then spoke of the fans, saying: "I am really happy to win this award, especially as it is recognition from the fans. I try to give back to them by working every day I wear this shirt. I want to score even more goals next season and come back even better."

Some Everton fans took to Twitter to express their delight at having such a great player in their ranks:

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