In September 2015, Richarlison was an América-MG player. Since then, he’s moved to Fluminense, then to Watford, and is now starting a new season with Everton and the Brazilian national team.

In a press conference on Monday night, the striker talked about how fast things have been happening in his life, as he now fights to have a place to play for his country.

“For me, things happen very fast. Three and a half years ago I was at America-MG and now I’m in England. Not even I expected everything to happen so fast. But I don’t want to just wear the shirt, I want to get the starting spot.”

On the first training session after the World Cup, Richarlison said: “It was easy. The defeat to Belgium hurt a lot. We wanted that title, but we have to raise our heads. We did a great training, everyone was happy, joking with each other. Going forward there’s the Copa America and we hope to be champions.”

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Asked about his adaptation to English football, Richarlison has thanked the Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and his manager Marco Silva.

“It was calm for me. England demands a lot of physicality and speed. I fit in well in the league. Gomes and Marco Silva, who speak my language, helped me a lot during training and games.”

On his debut for the national team, he said: “It’s wonderful to be a new face, wearing that shirt is an honour. There will always be pressure. Now it’s doing what I know. I’m quiet, I don’t show much for the cameras. I just want to play football.”

But cameras aren’t exactly a problem when he’s dancing. Richarlison was asked if he’s celebrating with the pigeon dance in case he scores, and he promised to.

”If there’s a goal, there will be the pigeon dance. Everyone is asking on the internet and I have already promised. The squad want me to dance tonight on the prank call on the chair.”

When a reporter asked him to do it in the press conference, the Everton player refused.