Richarlison: I used to have Neymar's haircut - now I'm doing 'pigeon dance' celebrations with him

Saturday, 22 September, 2018 3comments  |  Jump to last

Richarlison likes to study the goalscoring greats for Brazil: Ronaldo, Adriano and Neymar... now he has added his own for the national side that he can watch endlessly on his phone for added inspiration.

“Whenever we are en route to the game on the bus I am always watching the goals of Ronaldo [the Brazilian], Adriano and Neymar to get inspiration. Then when I am on the pitch I try to replicate what they do. I will watch it on the way to the game [on Sunday] and I also watch some of my own goals now to see the good things I have done as a player.

“After the game I went into my room and reflected on things. I watched the goals back and I was thinking how that three or four years prior to that I was living in my hometown, Espirito Santo,” he said.

“I thought about the problems I had growing up, how I prioritised football over school but people were telling me I wouldn't make it, that it wasn't possible. The thing is I did make it and I have got to where I have got by my own will and determination.”

» Read the full article at The Telegraph

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Jay Wood

1 Posted 22/09/2018 at 17:57:32
Michael, have you seen this in-depth interview with Richarlison in the Telegraph?

You might want to give it it's own thread. Some good stuff in it.

Michael Kenrick
Editorial Team
2 Posted 22/09/2018 at 18:22:15
Thanks, Jay — I had not seen this one.

Scanning the NewsNow click-bait garbage has become so maddening... but it does mean I miss interesting stuff if I put off doing it!

Mike Keating
4 Posted 13/10/2018 at 13:50:23
Pity Neymar hasn’t taught him how to take a penalty.

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