Richarlison delivered scathing rant after Tottenham Hotspur crashed out of the Champions League
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Richarlison pulled no punches during his post-match interview on the back of Tottenham Hotspur’s elimination from the Champions League.
On Wednesday night, Spurs produced a disappointing performance as they drew 0-0 with AC Milan.
As a result, the Serie A side went through 1-0 on aggregate after winning at the San Siro in the first leg.
Brazilian forward Richarlison was brought on by Spurs boss Antonio Conte for the last 20 minutes but failed to make a real impact.
After the match, he made his feelings known. Richarlison told TNT Sports via ESPN Brasil: “This season, excuse the word, it's been s***, because I don't have minutes, I suffered a little with the injury.
“But, when I enter the field, I give my life. I came from two games well, I think that's it, I think I should have played and I don't have to cry about it.”
Richarlison went on to say he didn’t understand why he was dropped from the starting eleven.
The Brazilian added: “Yesterday [Tuesday], they asked me to take a test at the gym, that if I was good I would go to the game and, at the time of the game, they left me on the bench.
“These are things that it is not possible to understand.
“Let's see what he will say tomorrow, but there are no fools here either, I'm a professional, I work every day and I want to play. There are minutes left, time left.”
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“I didn't understand [Conte’s choices]. I was in positive moment… and Conte put me on the bench again. Yesterday he tested me in the starting XI and then... bench, again”. pic.twitter.com/mh5U84IXtv
Spurs boss Conte commented on a tough night for his side, who were booed off by the fans as the final whistle sounded.
He said: “It was a tough night because we wanted to go to the next round. About the commitment, my players gave everything from the start until the end, also when we had 10 players.
“It’s a pity. To go out in the Champions League against a team that last season won the league in Italy… we are talking about an important team with important players. The difference in these two games, two games in the balance, was that they created more danger offensively than us.”
Spurs are back in action on Saturday as they take on Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.