A few Everton fans have each been left impressed by Richarlison’s ability to speak English, after the Brazil forward took to Twitter after losing his dog.
Richarlison used the social media platform to launch an appeal to help find his Siberian husky named Acerola on Tuesday night, after his family’s pet fled in the Crosby area at around 17:00.
The 22-year-old has just shy of 200,000 followers on Twitter, and used his following to ask the public to keep an eye out for the black and white dog with blue eyes.
His husky has his own Instagram account, too, with a much more modest following of just over 300, and can keep posting snaps after Richarlison’s appeal led to the successful return of his dog a few hours later.
Richarlison returned to Twitter after reconnecting with Acerola to share his gratitude to anyone who helped in his husky’s return, with a post that left a few Everton fans impressed by the forward’s ever-developing English.
“Hi everyone, I am pleased someone found Acerola and took to a vet,” he wrote. “Finally he is ok, I would like to thanks to everybody whom try to help me and support me. Thank you, best regards Richarlison.”
Hi every one I am pleased someone found Acerola and took to a vet, finally he is ok
I would like to thanks to every body whom try to help me and support me
— Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) December 11, 2019
Former manager Marco Silva had urged Richarlison to step up his efforts to learn the English language earlier in the year, as the Portuguese was unimpressed by his and teammate Yerry Mina’s work.
Silva was adamant that every player in his squad should be able to communicate in English on the pitch, and first instructed Richarlison to take lessons when he signed the 17-cap Brazil international for Watford.
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Richarlison has been thriving on the field in recent weeks, both in Silva’s final matches and under interim head coach Duncan Ferguson, with four of his six Premier League goals for the season coming in his last five outings.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Richarlison’s message of thanks after reconnecting with Acerola…
Man your english is improving significantly. Keep up the good work!
— fathan (@fathan_daulay) December 11, 2019
Good news. Also, your English is getting pretty good. Keep up the hard work
— Lets Go Big Dunc (@mjharvey1878) December 11, 2019
Lovely to hear he is okay Richy! You’re english is coming on amazingly as well, keep it up mate👏🏻 💙
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) December 11, 2019
You’re English is very good✅👍🏼👏🏼
— Veronica Reddy (@VeronicaReddy3) December 11, 2019
Your English is improving so much! Well done.👏
— UpperGwladysBlue (@UpperGwladysBlu) December 11, 2019
Your English is coming along nicely👍 I am happy you have your dog back.
— Andres☯Martinez911 (@newevolution911) December 11, 2019
In other Everton news, a 47-year-old has been backed to “bring some happiness” to Goodison Park, if named as Silva’s successor.