Son Heung-min has explained why he pushed Richarlison forward in front of the delirious Tottenham fans after Saturday's dramatic win against Sheffield United.
The Brazilian has had a tough time since arriving at Spurs in a £60million deal from Everton more than a year ago. Up until the weekend the 26-year-old had only scored one Premier League goal for the club and suffered a couple of injuries that interrupted his rhythm of matches around the World Cup last season.
Then last week Richarlison could be seen getting upset on the bench on international duty and afterwards admitted that off the field issues had been affecting him over the past five months, with the Brazilian media reporting that he had parted company with a close friend and advisor who had worked with him since the beginning of his career. Richarlison said that while the issue was now behind him he was going to speak to a psychologist to help him deal with that process.
On Saturday his week had the perfect ending as he came off the bench to head home his first home goal for Tottenham, his 50th Premier League strike. That levelled the game deep into added time before the forward then provided the assist for Dejan Kulusevski to grab the victory in stunning circumstances just two minutes later to send the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium into delirium.
Richarlison was mobbed by his team-mates in that moment and again at the full-time whistle, before Son made a point of pushing him in front of a line of jubilant Spurs players all the way up to the south stand to soak up the celebrations with them.
«This is part of family. We always want to have a good time when we play with each other,» said the 31-year-old South Korean star when asked about pushing his team-mate forward.Read on football.london