Everton fans certainly remember Richarlison’s debut for the club. By scoring a brace against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first fixture of the Premier League and celebrating with the pigeon dance, the Brazilian striker made a pretty memorable presentation to the Toffees.
Now the 21-year-old has been called up for Brazil’s squad which will be facing United States and El Salvador this international break. And when speaking to Esporte Espetacular this weekend, Richarlison claimed that he’s keen on doing the pigeon dance if scoring for his country.
“There will be the pigeon dance. Everyone is already asking. I hope to score the goal and do the pigeon. But it has to be live there at the stadium,” Richarlison told Globo Esporte.
On his funny social media posts, Richarlison said: “I go posting what comes to mind. When I want to post a picture I’ll go and post it… When I have something in mind, I’ll go and put on Twitter. I’m going naturally really.”
— Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) June 17, 2018
Richarlison claims that he wasn’t expecting to be called up, and he actually wasn’t at first. He was only named when Pedro, his former teammate at Fluminense’s academy, was injured.
“I was lying playing video games with my friends here at home. That’s when Edu’s call arrived. I got very surprised at the time, not believing. Because I did not expect it. I had just arrived from training, I had lunch and went to play my video game, which is normal. And suddenly a call arrives like that and hear that I’m being called to the national team. There is nothing better.”
Currently suspended due to a red card in the game against Bournemouth, Richarlison can’t reinforce Everton when he returns from the international duty. He will still miss the game against West Ham, and then should be available for the clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.