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‘Real No. 9’s goal’, ‘surely going to the World Cup’ : Media shower praise on Spurs star after ‘9/10’ international display

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Tottenham Hotspur star Richarlison continues to go from strength to strength for club and country.

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The Brazil international joined Spurs from Everton in the summer and has already given  Antonio Conte food a selection headache as he competes with Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski for a spot on the Tottenham flanks.

And for the Selecao, the 25-year-old has once again impressed at the perfect time.

With the World Cup just two months away, Richarlison is staking a claim to be Brazil’s first-choice centre-forward.

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On Friday night, the Tottenham forward scored a brace to help Tite’s side beat Ghana 3-0 in their Le Havre friendly.

Brazilian media outlets sang Richarlison’s praises after the match.

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Lance! gave Richarlison 8 out of 10 for his efforts on the night.

“If there was any doubt about him going to the World Cup, it could have been resolved in front of Ghana,” they wrote.

“With two goals, one of them stunning, he was one of the best on the pitch and still worked hard in terms of ball recovery.”

‘The highlight of the match’

Meanwhile, ge.globo gave the Tottenham ace 8.5 out of 10 for his display.

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‘Scored a beautiful first-time effort from outside the area, and then scored with a header,’ they wrote.

‘Thus, he reached six goals in the last five games for the Selecao – he is the vice-top scorer in this cycle of the World Cup, behind only Neymar.

‘He was also important in marking, being the one who most disarmed in the first half.

‘Coming in strong in the race to be Brazil’s No. 9 at the World Cup.’

And Correio Braziliense went with 9 out of 10.

‘The highlight of the match, they wrote. ‘He displayed a marksman’s eye with two great goals from Neymar passes.

‘For his first, a real No. 9’s goal, he scored with a first-time shot from the edge of the area. His second a great header.

‘He did also spurn a great opportunity, but nothing to take away from his performance.

‘He’s surely going to the World Cup.’

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