The Everton star put his country ahead with a majestic header and then played Gabriel Jesus in for the second in the 2-0 victory over the Asia Cup Champions in Brasilia.
Brazil's preparations for this summer's tournament, which they will host and which kicks off on June 14th, suffered a set-back, however, when Neymar was forced off with a potentially serious injury.
The Paris Saint-Germain man left the ground in a protective boot, throwing into doubt his availability for the Copa.
Richarlison, meanwhile, enhanced his chances of playing a prominent role in the competition with his fourth international goal.
Elsewhere, Antonee Robinson played almost the entire game for the United States as their experimental team lost 1-0 to Jamaica.
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1 Posted 06/06/2019 at 07:48:59
2 Posted 06/06/2019 at 08:10:11
3 Posted 06/06/2019 at 08:16:53
Hes cutting it up for the Brazilian National team, instantly that gains recognition and adulation.
I genuinely believe this fella can be anything he wants to be, 13 goals last season when not even playing up front for most of it, thats what I call real potential at the age of 21, the proof is there.
4 Posted 06/06/2019 at 09:00:07
5 Posted 06/06/2019 at 09:06:58
To keep hold of our top talent we need a big season. This summer's business will be crucial to the club progressing.
6 Posted 06/06/2019 at 09:07:16
As Jon said above the opposition wasn't the sternest of trials but nevertheless a good work-out, Everton was in the team too, so I suppose you could say we were represented twice.
The only worrying thing being, if Richie carries on like this, there will be all sorts of 'big clubs' sniffing round our boy, although he has already said he is happy at Everton, such attention can be unnerving.
7 Posted 06/06/2019 at 09:18:41
8 Posted 06/06/2019 at 09:28:57
Selling star players is ok so long as the funds are well spent. Which was not the case with Lukaku!
In the meantime it will be interesting to see if Richarlison starts next season on the right. I still think he may end up as a striker (of the Firmino type) but it seemed like the Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison trio was working well for the team at the end of last season.
9 Posted 06/06/2019 at 10:13:37
How many times have we seen him take a knock, or been fouled and he just carries on? The likes of Neymar, ' look at me I'm God's gift to the footballing World ' gets a slight knock and he's gone off crying all the way to the hospital or treatment room. He's never had a sweet off the nurses yet for not crying. :-)
Plus there's a certain innocence or naivety about Richie which I like, he hasn't let his relative rise to stardom affect him like the prima donna I mentioned before, I just hope he stays grounded, and what's more with us!
10 Posted 06/06/2019 at 10:19:15
11 Posted 06/06/2019 at 11:10:06
He goes to play for his country, plays well and scores and assists, a young lad with great potential and despite much derision in the media, social media (including on here), is showing what he can do and primising what could be an exciting year to come.
Yet what does the conversation turn into 'if he goes so be it' 'it's inevitable that he'll leave' 'we're a selling club'. borrrrriiiinnnnnggggg
how about discussing how, with another year behind him and without media ridicule, we could well see a wonderful season from this lad next year and he could propel us to the top-6. Personally, I feel he has 20+ goals in him this coming season, and a good number of assists too.
I think Rich and DCL will be a wicked combo for 2019-20
12 Posted 06/06/2019 at 11:11:54
13 Posted 06/06/2019 at 11:18:23
14 Posted 06/06/2019 at 11:42:11
15 Posted 06/06/2019 at 11:54:17
For me, he showed again how far he has come since joining us. Who recalls his performance in our final home game against Burnley? Unfortunately, he had to go off injured shortly after halftime, but I thought that was his best all round performance since joining us.
Not only was the play acting on being touched curtailed, but he was playing more with his head up and making passes and give and goes where previously it was too much head down and running into traffic rather than play in a better placed player.
Against Burnley he and the
team benefited from his greater awareness and ran Burnley ragged across their backline. It augured well for next season.
This was on display again last night. Nominally playing wide right, when a play developed down his flank he took up a good central position for his headed goal. His creation of the goal for Jesus was excellent work. Receiving the ball with his back half turned away from goal on the right edge of the penalty, the turn, speed, vision, precision and pace of his threaded pass left Jesus with an easy job.
Last night he never gave the Qatar defence a second of respite. Time and time again he was snapping at the heels of a defender in position which resulted in them coughing up cheap possession to keep Brazil on the front foot.
And Fran, whilst I agree with you we shouldn't be talking of seeing him move on, you know full well the Brazilian media like to see their stars play for the mega clubs. I fully expect Richarlison to have a very good Copa America and when he does, there will be quite a lobby from Brazil for him to 'better' himself.
And the Brazilian media really, REALLY like Richarlison.
16 Posted 06/06/2019 at 12:47:19
17 Posted 06/06/2019 at 14:00:13
18 Posted 06/06/2019 at 14:29:00
I think if and its a big if we can persuade Zouma to sign and get a top centre forward, I think we could challenge for a top 4 spot. Reason for the optimism we started to keep clean sheets on a regular basis, nobody wins anything without a solid defence. Sarri will leave Chelsea as will Hazard and without him they are nowhere near the same threat. Man Utd will be starting to rebuild and bring in a few new players which will take time to settle into a new club. Arsenal still seem to have the same defensive frailties they had under Wenger and their away record is the worst of the top 6 sides.
19 Posted 06/06/2019 at 15:00:52
If we have any ambition it is important we add more quality players rather than sell them.
We have too often been a feeder club for City and United.
It is about time we recognized we should be as big as them.
20 Posted 06/06/2019 at 15:11:06
21 Posted 06/06/2019 at 15:22:11
He's our player, let's enjoy him and talk about how he can lift us and maybe win us silverware.
It's inevitable that we will all die one day, but if you bring it up in every conversation you armint gonna have many friends.
It's inevitable that Salah will probably move on, you reckon that's what our lovable neighbours keeo harping on about whenever he scores a goal?
If this was a news story about a club making a bid, or about Rich stating his desire to play for whoever, then ok. But it is a post about how he played and scored for his national team yet people try to change the conversation to something negative
22 Posted 06/06/2019 at 15:48:24
23 Posted 06/06/2019 at 17:24:08
Richarlison goal at 2:47, assist at 3:38.
24 Posted 06/06/2019 at 17:42:11
25 Posted 06/06/2019 at 18:59:14
We constantly hear/read about our need for a goal scoring centre forward, but I disagree.
Most successful teams nowadays get most of their goals from the wide men. There are very few convential goal scoring strikers, Mbappe, Aguero, Kane and Suarez are the only ones that spring to mind. But goalscoring wide men are much more common, Salah, Mane, Son, Hazard, Sterling, Sane, from the top 4 alone.
This is why I think Brands & Silva will be in the market for a wide man. Yes, DCL needs more goals to his game, but what I think we'll see is more of a rolling front 3/4 with players able to take up many positions.
26 Posted 06/06/2019 at 19:38:41
The only thing I see with our present set up, DCL for all the work he puts in, is a bit behind in the goal scoring department. Also Bernard, who I love as a player, does seem to fail to find the target on many an occasion.
That then loads the onus on the rest of the team to come up with the goods, and in our present team there is only Gylfi and Richie who are producing, I know we get the odd goal from Digne and used to get a couple from Zouma. Sadly he is gone for the time being, even Keane seems to have dried up.
If we are to follow this trend and recruit some regular goal-scoring wide players, who makes way?
27 Posted 06/06/2019 at 19:47:11
DCL, however, is still young and improving. Will he become a 15-goal-a-season striker? I don't know, but I think he can.
We need 4-5 forwards, for them to be challenging each other, and to give options depending on the opposition.
28 Posted 07/06/2019 at 07:44:19
I dont think DCL has that 15 goals in him to be honest, hes scored just six league goals since February 2018, thats not anything to suggest a massive turnaround in goals scored next season?
He needs someone to really get hold of him and start encouraging him to be more selfish and start getting more shots off at goal, I think Duncan Ferguson will only take him so far and that will be with the hold up part of his game which to be fair hes improving on.
We need to remember that Duncan himself was never really a clinical 20 goal a season poacher so whats he passing on in that regard?
Id love to see someone like Ian Wright or Alan Shearer as our striker coach, itll never happen but I believe they could really get into the head of DCL and show him where to take up those areas that buy you at least another eight to ten goals a season.
Right now DCL doesnt look like hes going to be more than a six to eight goals striker and Ive seen nothing to suggest next season will greatly differ.
As for Bernard, heres a player that is blessed with the most fantastic ability on the ball but somewhere down the line hes never had a clinical edge, one wonders why, when hes got such skill on the ball?
I think Bernard will find the transition from scoring one goal to about six next season however than DCL will to scoring six to say fifteen.
29 Posted 09/06/2019 at 22:43:52
Brazil won 7-0 against a woeful Honduras, reduced to 10 men after 30 minutes.
Richarlison was hugely integral in the opening goal; was fouled for the penalty for the third; headed on to set up Jesus to tap in the fourth; and scored the seventh and final goal himself.
He's in a good place to have a very good tournament.
30 Posted 09/06/2019 at 22:56:36
Looking at players of all ages (and I'm talking 3 years plus) some just have a natural 'stroke' a bit like the top golfers swing or a dancers natural rhythm, singers voice etc.
They can be coached to improve but generally they have it or they don't. There are many players that don't despite their footballing ability.
Bernard springs to mind, great balance, vision and technique but he's in the Pienaar mould when it comes to lack of composure and inability to truly strike the ball.
I don't think we have a true striker but Richarlison, Lookman, Sigurdsson and Calvert-Lewin are the nearest we have to one. Three of them are young enough to improve but by how much is unknown. They simply don't strike the ball as a true striker.
31 Posted 09/06/2019 at 22:57:30
32 Posted 10/06/2019 at 00:23:59
With Neymar's latest injury once again ruling him out of a major competition in his homeland, Brazil is looking for a new hero, a new figurehead for the team.
Whilst Neymar remains hugely popular, there are some grumblings that - unlike previous Brazilian greats - he has never fully lived up to the hype and carried the national team to greater heights.
Given the very public 'trial by TV' surrounding his rape charge, his injury could be a blessing in disguise as it clearly was/is a huge distraction with the Copa America coming up. The team, IMO, will benefit from his absence.
But back to Brazil looking for a new hero. Irish Blues may like the fact that the 'main man', the 'play-maker' of a team, is known as the 'Craque' in Brazil. Similarly, the MoTM is called 'o craque de jogo'.
Not for the first time, the commentators were purring at Richarlison's contribution to the team today, describing him in similar terms as I have above: as the potential 'craque', the 'inspiration' for the team, in the absence of Neymar or any other candidates.
His consistency is improving, as is his awareness and playing in others, rather than running head-down into traffic as he was prone to do at Everton.
I honestly think he is going to have a mega-CA and as a result, we can expect a LOT of interest from the usual Euro giant suspects.
We have an absolute gem on our hands, but he doesn't come from Wavertree!!!
33 Posted 10/06/2019 at 09:13:54
Although, the more he improves, the harder it will be to keep him... Unless Mr Usmanov comes fully on board. Then Richarlison will be staying, and joined by other star players who will heading to Goodison Park and Bramley-Moore Dock.
34 Posted 10/06/2019 at 09:56:39
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