After Tottenham Hotspur were ousted from the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, Richarlison made some critical remarks about their manager Antonio Conte.
At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, AC Milan earned a 0-0 draw to advance to the UCL quarterfinals. The English juggernauts exited the competition with an aggregate score of 1-0. After the game, Richarlison was blunt in his post-defeat remarks.
“Apologies for the word but this season is sh*t because I don’t have minutes, I suffered a bit from injury, too. I was on a good run, with two wins against West Ham and Chelsea, and suddenly he put me on the bench. Against Wolves, he put me in five minutes. I asked why and they didn’t tell me anything.”, Richarlison quoted.
Throughout this season, the 25-year-old Brazilian forward has been unable to earn a spot in the starting lineup. Richarlison has primarily served as a backup option for the club due to the presence of players like Harry Kane, Heung Min Son, and Dejan Kulusevski. Richarlison acknowledged speaking with Conte regarding his starting position.
After losing against AC Milan, Tottenham is now out of all the cup competitions. Spurs won their last trophy in 2008 and since then they have failed to win any major title. The only way Tottenham can end their 15 years of wait will be by lifting the Premier League trophy. However, in their current position, they will need a bit more than luck.
Spurs currently sit in the fourth position with 45 points and they are 18 points behind the top spot. They will play their next game against the 14th-place Nottingham Forest on Saturday.