Richarlison reveals he might ‘cry’ playing in Champions League as he gives first Tottenham interview

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Richarlison has revealed how much playing in the Champions League will mean for him after signing for Tottenham.

The Brazilian joined Spurs for a deal worth up to £60million, joining Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic in making the move to north London. Clement Lenglet has since become the fifth summer arrival.

Tottenham’s late run to finish in the top four last season has proved crucial, giving them Champions League football to offer as Antonio Conte makes big changes to his squad, and the chance to test himself against Europe’s elite was a crucial factor in Richarlison’s decision.

“I was even commenting with my friends that the TV gave is goosebumps, just listening to the theme song,” Richarlison said in his first Tottenham interview.

“So now I can be inside the stadium, listening to that music. I always said it was my dream to play in the Champions League and now this dream will come true. Maybe I can cry becaue it will be a special moment.

“Until last year I was there on the sofa in my house watching the Champions League, and I said it was my time to play there.

“All the players dream of playing in this great competition so I think when the time comes I’ll be quite emotional.”

Richarlison was also linked with Chelsea before he eventually joined Tottenham, becoming the club’s record signing in the process.

The 25-year-old played an important role in helping Everton avoid relegation and now has his focus on loftier prizes as he looks to help end Spurs’ long trophy drought.

“I remember when I was in Brazil and the offer from Tottenham came, I couldn’t believe it,” Richarlison said.

“After I signed the contract, even more so because it feels like a dream. When I arrived here it gave my a chill in my stomach to see new teammates and a new home.

“I hope to make history here in this shirt and now it’s about working with the great coach I have and great teammates too.

He added: “[Conte’s] one of the best coaches in the world, isn’t he? So it’s a privilege to be here, to be coached by him.

“I believe I will learn a lot working with him. I have everything to grow here working with him, and I hope to contribute bringing victories and titles to help him too.”

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