‘Give you a whack!’ – Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou reveals how he would have dealt with Richarlison ‘keepy-up’ incident against Nottingham Forest last season

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Richarlison is one of the aces for Postecoglou who fired on all cylinders, scoring a brace against Newcastle United, in the previous matchday. The manager would urge him to keep producing the goods as Spurs are desperate to bring back their title ambitions on track after a wasteful November.

“I hope there’s a lot more to come, hopefully that’s the platform we’ve given him,” he said.

“Look, it’s always the challenges for footballers. He came here, he’d had a fantastic impact in the Premier League with Everton, he came here and whenever significant money is invested, the expectations rise, you are going to a club where you are competing for honours and all those sort of things are the challenges you have to overcome when you come to a big club.

“That coupled with the physical setbacks he’d had, with a striker there’s usually just one thing people measure you by which is goals and all those kind of factors, but that’s up to him now. Like I said, we’re trying to give him that platform now and he showed last week that he can be a real threat at this level both with and without the ball. He won’t be starved of opportunities here and it’s up to him to take those and take his football to the kind of level that we believe he can.”