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Richarlison reveals why his Champions League debut & brace was extra special

Richarlison netted a brace on his Champions League debut but the night was made even more special by who was in attendance.


It was the evening Richarlison had been dreaming of since he was a kid as he made his Champions League debut and marked it with a brace.

The Brazilian’s two goals won Tottenham Hotspur the match as they defeated Olympique de Marseille 2-0.

Spurs struggled for around 75 minutes but it was the club’s new £50 million man who ended up making the difference against the French side.

Richarlison: “It was my dream as a kid”

Richarlison has explained the feeling of making his first Champions League appearance.

The 25-year-old had previously spoken about joining Spurs to play in Europe’s elite competition.

Now, he has one appearance to his name and two goals after netting twice in the space of five minutes.

He said: “After hearing the anthem, I started to smile, it was my dream as a kid.

“Being there, listening to the anthem, playing the match, I got very emotional and was rewarded after scoring with the help of my friends.

“The whole team helped me a lot.”

Richarlison: “My father has been with me through all my career”

The forward also shared a heartwarming moment after the game with his family.

Richarlison later paid tribute to his father for the impact he has had on his career.

He added: “I’m very happy, it was one of the best days of my life, with my father and family here.

“My father has been with me through all my career.

“He helped me a lot to make my dreams come true.

“To have him here was very emotional for me, because he’s a huge part of my success.”


Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.



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