RICHARLISON has claimed Everton have struggled in the Premier League this season due to a lack of ambition.
The 25-year-old Brazil international left Goodison Park in July to join Tottenham in a huge £60million transfer.
He has already made a big impression in north London, scoring twice in his Champions League debut against Marseille last week.
Despite his successful start at Spurs, Richarlison is still a huge Everton fan at heart.
But he recently admitted he had to move away from Merseyside due to the club’s ambitions.
Speaking to FourFourTwo, Richarlison said: “It’s always a difficult decision when you have such strong ties to your club.
“And that was definitely the case for me.
“I was happy at Everton and am grateful for everything I learned there. It’s a big club with a lot of history.
“But perhaps they suffer from a lack of ambition these days. You know, that eagerness to win games and trophies.
“I spent four years there and I could see that there was still a very long way to go to achieve great things.
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“I felt it was the right time to move on and the club needed to make some money too. It was a good deal for everyone involved. I’m looking forward to this new challenge at Spurs.”
Richarlison was one of seven newcomers to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence, Destiny Udogie and Cristian Romero also took part in a £150million summer spending spree.
Spurs are currently third in the Premier League table after accumulating 14 points in their first six games.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6244618/tottenham-richarlison-everton-lack-ambition/ Tottenham ace Richarlison says former club Everton have “no ambition” and “have a long way to go to achieve big things”.