Ange Postecoglou, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, believes Richarlison will recover from his groin surgery a few weeks ago.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, the Spurs manager claims that since the surgery, the 26-year-old has improved physically and is moving more freely.
At the beginning of November, Richarlison stated that he had chosen to have surgery because he had been dealing with health issues for the previous eight months.
Spurs released a statement stating, “The Brazil international will begin his rehabilitation with our medical staff immediately, before returning to training in the coming weeks.”
Since then, Richarlison has made a comeback to the Premier League, playing against West Ham and Manchester City. He will be optimistic about his chances of playing on Sunday against Newcastle.
Although Postecoglou conceded that the £90,000-a-week (Spotrac) star is currently not match fit, he still believed the player will get better.
The Spurs manager emphasized that during the hectic holiday season in the upcoming weeks, he and “all the guys” will be required.
Postecoglou stated, “It’s fair to say that he looks a lot freer and better physically than he did earlier in the year when he was struggling.” It appears that he has benefited from the medical intervention.
Although he isn’t quite match fit, it was a good idea to have him play for a little longer last night.
“He and the other guys are essential to our plans.
This group that we currently have will remain that way for the foreseeable future. It will be up to them to turn around their circumstances.
Richarlison on the right track for Tottenham
That Richarlison is recovering and moving more freely after the surgery is encouraging to hear.
It’s likely that the injury has contributed to the player’s lack of performance in recent months, but hopefully things will improve for him moving forward.
Richarlison is a talented athlete. Spurs paid a high price for him because of his exceptional play at both Watford and Everton. At the World Cup, he has also participated and scored for Brazil.
It’s only a matter of time until he performs at his peak again. Certainly, he’s headed in the right direction right now.