‘Looks like a dream’ Tottenham new boy shares his emotions as he arrives in the capital
Tottenham Hotspur made one of the star signings of the summer when they brought Richarlison from Everton to Spurs. The North London side have bought the Brazilian striker for a club-record fee of around £60million.
As Spurs begin preparations for the upcoming season, the 26-year-old spoke with the official club website about his move from Goodison Park to Tottenham. Richarlison recalled when the transfer was made official and he was heading to north London.
“It feels like a dream,” Richarlison said. “I remember when I was in Brazil and I got the offer from Tottenham, I couldn’t believe it. And after signing the contract, even more so. When I got here, it gave me a thrill to see my new teammates and a new home.
One of the aspects that probably played a part in Richarlison signing with Spurs was the prospect of playing UEFA Champions League football this coming season. The Brazilian spoke about his competitive debut with Tottenham which he says is a dream come true for him.
“It’s a dream, isn’t it?” Richarlison added. “I was even commenting with my friends that (watching) TV gave us goosebumps just listening to the theme song. Now I can be inside the stadium, listen to this music at the start of the game and play the Champions League.
“I always said it was my dream to play in the Champions League, and now that dream will come true. And let’s see what happens; I hope to start this Champions League on the right foot.
Richarlison added that it is when he hears the Champions League music ahead of an upcoming match that the reality will sink in him that he is playing at the highest level of competition at club level.
“I don’t know, maybe I can cry because it’s going to be a special moment,” Richarlison said. “To be there playing the Champions League, which I only watched on TV until last year, I was there on the sofa in my house, watching the League of champions, and I said it was my time to play there. All players dream of playing in this great competition, so I think when the time comes I will be quite emotional.