‘Shocking’: Sky pundit says 26-year-old Tottenham player really is among the worst in the Premier League

Jay Bothroyd has labeled Richarlison one of the worst strikers in the Premier League.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Saturday Social, the pundit was asked to rate every striker in the division from an A grade to an E grade, and made it clear that he wasn’t rating the Brazilian at all.

In fact, as soon as he was asked about Richarlison, he gave him an E rating, stating that his record is shocking and that he is missing out on too many opportunities.

Bothroyd really didn’t want to give the striker a break, claiming that his overall play and intelligence on the pitch is also poor, stating that he was seriously underperforming for the amount Spurs paid for him.

Bothroyd passed judgment on him on Richarlison

“I think he’s an E.” I think he has a shocking record, he misses a lot of chances. He works hard but I can only rate his overall game and intelligence on the pitch as an E,” Bothroyd said.

“27 appearances, one goal for Tottenham is an E. Given his price and what he’s done at Tottenham – as a number nine you have to score goals – he’s below average .”

It’s incredibly difficult.
Yes, Richarlison’s record at Spurs is poor, but at the end of the day, he is Brazil’s number nine and most of those 27 appearances have come off the bench.

We won’t say Richarlison is one of the best in the league, but there are certainly worse strikers in the division than the Brazilian.

This looks like a very reactionary start to the worst season of Richarlison’s career.

Alasdair Gold backs ‘gorgeous’ Spurs, 22, to impress Ange Postecoglou

Tottenham Hotspur forward Bryan Gil is hoping to impress Ange Postecoglou once he is fit again.
The Spurs talent underwent surgery in August for a groin injury and missed the start of the season.
Gil hoped to have a chance to impress Tottenham’s new manager in pre-season, but unfortunately he was unable to do so due to injury.

The Spaniard also missed Tottenham’s pre-season tour of Australia, Thailand and Singapore.

However, Gil has hinted on social media that he is getting close to making a comeback. Earlier this week, he took a photo of himself at the Hotspur Way gym alongside Alejo Veliz, sporting the ‘coming soon’ emoji.

Now Alasdair Gold has spoken about Gil in his latest Q&A on football.london.
The journalist believes that the 22-year-old “will adapt well” to Postecoglou.

Whether Gil will get playing time, however, is another question, Gold suggested.
“Gil can play both sides,” Gold wrote. “I’m fascinated to see if he can fit into Postecoglou’s thinking.

“There’s a lot of competition for those wide spots now, but the little Spaniard will fit perfectly into the way the Australian wants his players to play.

“It’s about whether he has the minutes to prove it.”

Our point of view

Gil arrived at Tottenham in 2021 and has shown glimpses of “dazzling” quality, prompting Graham Roberts to brand him a “little superstar”.

Even though he hasn’t made much progress at Spurs in recent years, Postecoglou is willing to give players opportunities.

Hopefully, when Gil returns, he can do enough to enter the Tottenham manager’s selection thoughts.

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