Richarlison discusses Ange Postecoglou's comments about Tottenham changes and Liverpool reaction

Richarlison believes that Ange Postecoglou will be "putting together a much more competitive team" at Tottenham next season. Arriving in north London last June with Spurs needing to get back on track after a couple of dismal years, the Australian made an instant impact at the club and had the Lilywhites at the top of the Premier League table.

Results have tailed off since November, with the team losing their last four Premier League fixtures to put Aston Villa in such a good position to secure Champions League football for next season. Given the results, performances and goals Spurs have conceded in recent weeks, Postecoglou has come under fire from some Tottenham fans.

Since taking on the job, the 58-year-old has talked a number of times about the team having to go through tough times in order to improve as a club in the long run. Tottenham are indeed going through those tough times right now, with Postecoglou stating ahead of Sunday's defeat at Liverpool that "change has to happen" if they are to progress.

Following those comments from the Spurs head coach, those words were put to Richarlison and the attacker delivered his thoughts on the season to date and what's to come next.

“Look, we presented a much more dynamic and, let's say, more elegant and beautiful football than last season," the 26-year-old told ESPN Brasil. "But we have evolved, we have evolved a lot and I believe that.

"As of this week, it has already been announced that the coach will make changes, so I believe that next season he will be putting together a much more competitive team."

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With Aston Villa having Champions League qualification in the palm of their hand with time in the 2023/24 campaign quickly running out, Richarlison has admitted that all Tottenham can do right now is work as there's still a chance they could pip the Villans to fourth.

“The last four games have not been easy for us. We're coming off four defeats, it's difficult, but there's nothing we can do about it. Just work," he explained.

"Next game is at home, of course we wanted to play in the Champions League, there's still a chance, but it's a little difficult. There’s nothing to do, just work, go to the next game and see what will happen until the end of the season."

Starting on the bench last Sunday against Liverpool, Tottenham's No.9 did have a big say in his 29 minutes of pitch time as he scored and registered an assist in the 4-2 defeat at Anfield. Booed whenever he was on the ball due to his Everton connections, Richarlison opened up on his reaction from the Liverpool crowd and the importance of the team keeping their head up.

“It’s normal, right? Because I played here at Everton, being an idol here at Everton, the fans here at Liverpool kind of don't like me, but it's part of football," he said. "And every time I come here I manage to score a goal, so today I was happy to score a goal.

"Unfortunately we left with a negative result, but keep your head up and move on to the next game.”

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