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Ian Wright tears into Tottenham star after seeing what he’s done this week

Ian Wright has had a go at Tottenham Hotspur star Richarlison for getting caught offside on more than one occasion against Brighton this week.

Spurs were at the end of a hammering by Roberto De Zerbi‘s side, who were 4-0 up at one point on Thursday. Tottenham, however, weren’t completely out of the game at any point – Richarlison could’ve scored twice, but he failed to time his run.

Ian Wright blasts Tottenham striker Richarlison

The legendary Ian Wright of Arsenal defeated multiple offside traps in his day.

When he was playing, the Englishman was among the top strikers in the game, and few people can assess a forward’s play more accurately than him.

Yesterday, Wright discussed Richarlison on his podcast, and the legendary player for Arsenal expressed his frustration with the Tottenham Hotspur attacker.

He took a serious jab at the Brazilian for not being shrewd enough to postpone his run a little, and it’s just not acceptable that he keeps making the same error.

Wright said on his podcast: “Honestly, watching Richarlison, the thing that just riles me up more than anything else in the current climate of strikers is that why is he going so early when he’s got so much space.

“The midfielder or the player who’s going to pass it to him has so much time, he can see the back of the defender, and he still goes early. He could’ve scored two goals, he had two goals disallowed where all he’s got to do is just look at this guy’s number, you can see the margins we’re dealing with.

“For me, I’m sorry, as a manager, I’m coming and saying that’s not acceptable. That’s not acceptable when you can see – ‘Okay, let me not go past him. I’ve got so much space.’ He’s got so much time.”

Richarlison needs to work on his movement

In December, one of Tottenham’s biggest advantages was that Richarlison had at last found his footing.

Following an incredibly poor first 18 months, the 26-year-old Brazilian had surgery and returned a different player. Before Thursday, he had scored four goals in three games, and if he had just timed his runs, that total could have easily increased to six in four.


Because of Ange Postecoglou’s fluid system, Richarlison will have chances to score in nearly every game. His recent finishing has been outstanding, so his runs in behind are the only thing left to perfect.

There will be room for Richarlison when Tottenham plays Bordeaux next. He may score one or two goals if he can timing his runs properly.

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