Watford sensation Richarlison is still living the dream a couple of months after joining the Premier League side.
The player’s quick impact in England is also getting big coverage in Brazil, where he’s been giving interviews week after week.
Before this weekend’s game against West Brom, in which he made an assist and scored a late equaliser, Richarlison spoke to Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte, and talked about the moment he’s been living at Watford.
“There’s a very big expectation. Last year, the team were on the verge of relegation, and this year it’s answering on the pitch. We are in our objectives to seek great competitions, Europa League and Champions League,” said the 20-year-old.
“The fans welcomed me pretty well, even made a song. They sing ‘Richarlison and Silva’, who is the manager. I never expected that. The first time I heard it was for my first goal. I was surprised watching them to see if it was really my name. When I realised it was, I got surprised.”
Although the player’s only defeat with Watford’s shirt so far was against Manchester City, there are other reasons why he won’t forget that game.
“Until then, I only saw Agüero and De Bruyne on TV. The day I played them, I even slapped my face to see if it was true that I would face them.
“A dream. I played against Jesus for 20 minutes while I was in Brazil. He’s a very humble guy and I even swapped shirts.”
Last week, the forward had already spoken to SporTV and told how Marco Silva’s call convinced him to move to England instead of waiting for Ajax.
In seven games for the Hornets so far, Richarlison has scored three goals and made one assist. Although he still doesn’t have any national team caps, people in Brazil are starting to wonder when he’ll get his first chance.