Thu 08 September 2022 | 9:34

Conte praised 'versatile Richarlison' after Marseille win

The Brazilian star scored two goals for his team last night to take three points for Conte's side.

After

Tottenham

's 2-0 win over

Marseille

in the Champions League, Antonio Conte praised Richarlison's versatility.

Spurs made the most of Chancel Mbemba's red card and were able to win in their first Champions League game of the season with two goals from Richarlison in the last 15 minutes. Richarlison became the 39th Brazilian to score on his debut in the competition and also the first Brazilian since Oscar in September 2012 to score a brace on his Champions League bow. He joined Tottenham from Everton for £60m and Conte is delighted to have him.

He said:

"First of all, I am happy for Richy. He deserved to have a night like this.

"I remember very well when we signed him, he said he cannot wait to listen to the Champions League music and play in competition. 

"This morning I said I remember what he said and you have your opportunity and chance. I think he did his best.

"We signed him to enhance the quality of team and support our three strikers. Last season when you have a team with Son [Heung-min], Harry [Kane] and Deki [Dejan Kulusevski], we tried to sign a player that was able to play in all three positions.

"For this reason, we didn't have any doubts about signing him and we did it quickly because our idea and ambition was very clear.

"He is more of a striker than Deki but at same time he can play in the Son position, Kane position, and Deki position. This is very important for sure, as when you make rotation, you don't drop the quality."


source: SportMob

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