After joining the Brazilian national team in preparation for the Copa America, Everton star Richarlison gave a press conference on Friday.
After a good season with the Toffees, the attacker is expected to be an important player in the tournament, especially after proving himself to manager Tite in his first friendlies.
Speaking to the local press, Richarlison has claimed that he’s become a better finisher at Everton, and gives Marco Silva a lot of credit for that.
“I think the tactical part is used a lot there, with an error of the attackers there’s the danger of a goal, we have to always be well positioned. I think I improved enough on this and the finishes, I used to make a lot of mistakes when I played here,” said Richarlison (via Globo Esporte).
“Marco Silva is getting me to train on finishing, I have improved a lot on this, everyone saw during the games. This year I scored more goals with fewer strikes than last season. I hope to score in the national team as well.”
Richarlison has also spoke a lot about David Neres, who’s recently been linked to Everton.
Although the journalists didn’t ask about a possible move from Ajax to the Toffees, there were a couple of reasons to talk about their friendship. First, because they’ve been playing together since the U20 squad, and now they fight for a place in the first team.
“It’s a very good fight because Neres made a great season in the Netherlands and in the Champions League. I get along very well with him, a friendship that comes from the South American U20s. Let’s do our best in training and it’s up to the teacher to decide who will play. I’m about to do my best when the teacher needs me.
“I think I and David Neres, when we met at the U20 team, everyone said they wanted to get to the first team. There’s Neres, me and Paquetá here today. It was everyone’s dream, at the time Brazil were in the qualifiers, and we were in the South American championship, Jesus scoring a lot of goals. He was a guy who was a mirror, because he had our age.”