After Richarlison cost his team a lot in their 2-1 home loss to West Ham on Thursday night, Tottenham fans will run out of words to describe how bad a signing he was for them
Richarlison, 26, was brought into the game in the 67th minute by Ange Postecoglou to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. It was a going after shot in the dark by the Australian with the game level at 1-1.
After just a few minutes on the field, James Ward-Prowse gave West Ham the lead, but Richarlison missed a big chance to put Tottenham back in control.
Pedro Porro’s intersection was sublime against the Irons and he’d previously laid out up one objective with a corner pointed right onto the head of Cristian Romero in the main half.
Even though Porro played a great ball into the box again shortly after Richarlison came on, the Brazilian missed a great chance at the back post and headed it wide.
It prompted analysis from Alan Shearer, who couldn’t completely accept that the ex-Everton forward missed from that position.
Shearer stated the following on Amazon Prime Video Sport on Thursday, December 7, at 9:42 p.m. It’s an incredible cross yet an unfortunate header. He simply attempts to look it into that close to post.
“He scales all around well however didn’t get his desired association and heads it wide.
“It ought to have been toward the rear of then net.”
Look how close this was from Richarlison!
The Brazilian almost scores his first Spurs goal since September… 😲
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) December 7, 2023
Believe it or not, it was anything but a shock to see Richarlison letting Tottenham down once more.
Despite costing Spurs £60 million a year and a half ago, he has only scored five goals in 48 games across all competitions. What’s more, just two of those objectives have been in the Chief Association.
Before the conflict against West Ham on Thursday, Richarlison had produced a xG of 2.7 in the Chief Association, meaning he’s hugely failing to meet expectations before objective with simply his one objective this term [FBRef].
Last season, in spite of positioning in the 80th percentile for going after midfielders and wingers in the Chief Association for shots each hour and a half [2.41], he positioned in the 22nd percentile for non-punishment objectives with simply 0.09 per 90. His xG, be that as it may, was 0.29 each hour and a half, which was in the 80th percentile.
Richarlison has such countless possibilities yet he’s wasting practically every one of them.
His miss against West Ham created a xG of 0.25 [Sofascore], so he’s presently scored 33% of the objectives he’s intended to have scored in the Chief Association this season.
In addition, Sofascore statistics indicate that Richarlison had just eight touches of the ball in less than half an hour on the field and that he missed one big opportunity and only had zero percent of his two shots hit the target.
Richarlison has been a horrendous getting paperwork done for Tottenham and the sooner the club can move him on and reinvest the assets in somebody who knows how to score for them, the better.