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Watford winger Richarlison has explained why he was seen crying on the bench at Vicarage Road last night.
The Brazilian produced another impressive showing in the 4-1 thumping of Chelsea, a result that gave new manager Javi Gracia a stunning first win.
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But in the 65th minute, the former Fluminense man was substituted for Roberto Pereyra, who went on to score a stunning goal in stoppage time - and he was visibly upset with the decision.
Richarlison crying because he was substituted. pic.twitter.com/vhjvFTV9Kb
- Sam (@samuelJayC) February 5, 2018
However, it wasn't because of an injury - or even that he wanted to make a bigger impression on Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who was in attendance.
The 20-year old simply wanted to play on, as per the man himself.
"I was crying because I wanted to play and help by team-mate, but in the end the guy that entered the pitch did the job well so it's all okay," he told ESPN Brazil.
Here's how Twitter reacted to Richarlison crying:
Man Richarlison is crying after getting substituted coz he wanted to play , everyone wants to have a piece of action against Chelsea :sob::sob:
- Ashish (@futbolpogs) February 5, 2018
Richarlison crying proper pashun
- Antonio Conte wears a wig (@CriminalCosta) February 5, 2018
I hope somebody makes sure Richarlison is okay outwith football because he isn't sitting on the bench crying purely because he got subbed.
- Stuart Mackay (@stuartKmackay) February 5, 2018
Richarlison was crying there cos he remembered he's still got to play Phil Bardsley again this season
- Tom Whittaker (@tomclaret) February 5, 2018
Richarlison crying on the bench after being taken off... feel sorry for the lad, obviously not comfortable at the club but still goes on about his work. Unlike Mahrez. #WATCHE
- Anfield Effect (@AnfieldEffect) February 5, 2018
Richarlison crying because he got substituted, Pochettino at the Watford game, can only mean one thing..
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- LP :airplane: (@WinksyEsque) February 5, 2018
Richarlison crying after being subbed. Defiantly wasn't raised in the favelas!
- Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) February 5, 2018
Richarlison crying because he knows he can't back up all the big talk he's made about Chelsea lmao
- VB (@Bluesesque) February 5, 2018
Did you feel for Richarlison last night?
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