Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has criticized Tottenham Hotspur star Richarlison for his unconvincing show in opposition to Sporting CP. Cundy claimed that the Brazilian striker, who joined Spurs for a €58 million payment from Everton earlier this summer time, was not one to take the membership ahead.
Tottenham Hotspur took on Sporting of their second Champions League Group D match on Tuesday night time (September 13). Sporting, who have been taking part in at house, scored two objectives proper on the loss of life (ninetieth and 93rd minutes) to sentence Antonio Conte’s facet to a 2-0 defeat.
Cundy, a former Spurs participant, singled out Richarlison for his sub-par efficiency, claiming that the Brazil worldwide was not a 15-20 goals-a-season striker. He mentioned on talkSPORT (by way of TheBootRoom):
“Spurs had half probabilities. Richarlison is unconvincing. I’m not satisfied that he’s the person to get objectives. He may need performances, however I’m not satisfied that he’ll get objectives. He’s not 15-20 objectives a season man, he’s not. Tonight, we noticed that. We noticed that he’s not the person who will dig you out of a state of affairs.
“Harry Kane is the person. He’s nonetheless the person. If Kane doesn’t rating in video games which are tight, the place are the objectives?”
Richarlison, who has scored twice in seven video games this season (all competitions), had 4 photographs in opposition to Sporting. Solely considered one of them was on track.
Jason Cundy lambasts Tottenham Hotspur’s unconvincing performances this season
Earlier than falling to a 2-0 defeat to Sporting, Antonio Conte’s Tottenham had loved an unbeaten seven-game run. Their exploits within the Premier League have helped them climb as much as third place within the league standings (14 factors). They’re degree on factors with second-placed Manchester Metropolis (Metropolis forward on objective distinction) and a degree behind native rivals and leaders Arsenal.
As an alternative of chalking off the defeat in opposition to Sporting as a foul day on the workplace, Cundy claimed that their unconvincing efficiency in Portugal wasn’t an remoted incident. He mentioned:
“It wasn’t good, however I don’t know the way Spurs have misplaced that sport. Belief me, I used to be delighted as quickly as Spurs conceded as a result of there was just a little little bit of Spursy-ness about that, there was.
“You’ve had a superb begin to the season result-wise, however performance-wise? Unconvincing. I’ve by no means come away from a Spurs sport and gone ‘wow, they’re going to trigger issues.”