Richarlison denies any involvement in Antonio Conte’s departure

The Brazilian striker from Spurs said on Thursday that he had nothing to do with the recent dismissal of the Italian technician.

Tottenham striker Richarlison has denied reports he gave the club an ultimatum to fire former manager Antonio Conte. He says he regrets not having lived up to the expectations of the Italian.

Tottenham parted ways with Conte this week following a series of incidents which led to a furious reaction from the manager after a 3-3 Premier League draw with Southampton.

Brazilian Richarlison has reportedly complained about coming on as a substitute in the goalless draw against AC Milan that knocked Spurs out of the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage.

«I do not accept that people tell lies about me! I always had a lot of respect for Contethe 25-year-old posted on social media.

«I was not a leader of the mutiny against him, it was quite the opposite. I’m sorry that I didn’t live up to what he expected of me and didn’t do enough for him to stay. He was very helpful to me and whenever we had a problem (even if it was public) we solved it based on conversation and professionalism – and he can confirm that.»

Spurs striker Son Heung-min has also spoken out about Conte’s departure, saying he felt responsible for it and that they did “a great journey together».

Tottenham are fourth in the Premier League table and play Everton on Monday.


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