Some Everton fans have been reacting on social media after Carlo Ancelotti lauded Richarlison as a “complete striker” following the Brazilian’s performance against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Richarlison featured alongside striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as we beat the Seagulls at Goodison Park, while scoring the sole goal of the game for his tenth of the season in all competitions.
No Toffees player has found the back of the net on more occasions than Richarlison now, after he drew level with Calvert-Lewin, though the former England U21 international holds a better minutes-per-goal record.
“Richarlison was a fantastic talent before me [arriving] and will be a fantastic talent after me,” the boss said.
“He has skills and ability… power and strength and speed. He is really the complete striker
“Him and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are a really good combination. And, we have to wait for him to adapt, but Moise Kean is another fantastic striker.”
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As well as striking the winning goal against Brighton, Richarlison recorded a game-high five shots, though only two forced Mat Ryan into making a save.
Richarlison also completed the joint-most dribbles (three) having attempted the joint-most (five), won two of his seven aerial duels and took possession with four of seven tackles alongside a sole interception, per WhoScored data.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Ancelotti’s comments praising Richarlison…
so according to Ancelotti, we have two complete strikers and one that can become a complete striker? Sounds good to me
— Jackson Monroe (@Jon_Donnn17) January 12, 2020
Yes please keep him up front not on the wing, go and get everton soeares for that position
— TheBlues (@gflan02) January 12, 2020
He bloody majic been my favourite everton player since Duncan ferguson. Lukaku was going to be but he trapped off to man utd and we slumped if it was to go abroad I would not have minded we wallop man utd 4 nil last year
— Dj (@Dj51807091) January 12, 2020
Sign a poacher to play alongside him and That pairing could be deadly
— Aide Dews (@AidyDews) January 12, 2020
— tomy rezas (@tomyrezas) January 12, 2020
and work rate
— Mike Berry (@Michael99762469) January 12, 2020
And Merson said he ruined the transfer window
— domingo44 (@dodge1878) January 12, 2020
Richarlison is hands down, the best forward we’ve had since Lukaku pic.twitter.com/SCTI5q1A6W
— Toronto Toffee (@FPL_Canada) January 12, 2020
In other Everton news, a £6million player is ‘close’ to securing a deal to leave Goodison Park this month.