Everton star Richarlison has been interviewed by ESPN Brasil ahead of the Premier League clash against West Ham.
The Brazilian has urged the Toffees to get three points at Goodison Park this Saturday, so can they leave the relegation zone as soon as possible.
“This is a difficult time but the players are very confident about Saturday’s game,” Richarlison told ESPN Brasil. “Also because it will be at home with support from the fans. So I expect a great game. Of course we know the West Ham team, we’re studying them a lot. So I hope we can make a great game and come out with the three points.”
Richarlison has only three goals in ten appearances this season, but he wants to score more, and that’s why he’s spoken to manager Marco Silva so he can have a more attacking role in the team.
“For sure. I even talked to him that I was giving a lot in defending and to attack I was a little bit more tired. So this game I hope I can attack more than defend. That’s what I talked to him about. I’m training a lot up front. Let’s see what formation he’s going to do and maybe he will advance me a little more. Because we need goals and I’m the guy who wants to score many goals up front.”
It’s well known that Richarlison has a strong relationship with Marco Silva, who first signed him for Watford, and then took him to Everton.
Reporter João Castelo Branco asked the player about all the rumours and odds regarding the manager’s possible departure from the club. Richarlison didn’t really want to comment on it, saying it’s only up to the squad to take the Toffees out of this situation.
“Look, it’s up to us to get on the pitch and honour the shirt and make the victory happen again. Last year we had the same situation and we managed to get back up and stay three points from the Europa League. So we’re still at the beginning of the league and we need to earn points. So I think we have to start on Saturday now and get a good winning streak.”