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Ange Postecoglou praises Richarlison for despair honesty


Tottenham supervisor Ange Postecoglou has praised striker Richarlison for talking publicly about his battles with despair and being open about his psychological well being points.

Richarlison has mentioned remedy “saved my life” and welcomed the addition of a psychologist to the Brazil nationwide crew employees having having admitted he struggled with despair after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Postecoglou mentioned Richarlison’s honesty will make a distinction to others who’re coping with psychological well being points.

“Richy’s actually benefitted from the help that does exist, not only for him however for others in the neighborhood. As a result of he has benefitted so instantly, I feel he is taken on the accountability of making an attempt to share that round now,” Postecoglou informed a information convention on Friday.

“It all the time makes extra of an impression when it’s someone who’s excessive profile or ready the place we expect they should have no issues or we see it as an indication of weak point once they’re in search of assist and help.

“It is a credit score to him. He may have handled this privately, I feel the general public side of it’s a courageous determination for him, however extra importantly it is an ideal conduit to others to achieve out and search assist when it is required.

“There’s all the time a stability to those issues. Whether or not it is Richy or anybody else, all of us have challenges and issues in our lives, there’s assist you can get on the market and it should not hopefully get to the purpose the place it is so overwhelming that it takes over every thing else you do.

“Credit score to Richy, he is sought assist, he is bought assist, the appropriate assist, and now he needs others to profit from it.”

In an interview with ESPN Brazil, Richarlison mentioned getting psychological assist after the World Cup was “the most effective discovery I’ve ever had in my life.”

“Earlier than I went to coaching, I wished to go residence, I wished to return to my room as a result of, I do not know what was going by my head,” Richarlison mentioned.

“I even went and informed my dad I used to be going to surrender. It is type of unhappy to speak like that, ?

“What I went by after the World Cup, discovering issues right here at residence from individuals who had lived with me for over seven years … It’s loopy.

“To go to my father, who was the man who chased my dream with me, and say, ‘Dad, I need to hand over,’ is loopy.”

Richarlison did not play for Brazil towards England or Spain within the worldwide break as a consequence of a knee damage, however Postecoglou mentioned he can be prepared prepared for his or her recreation towards Luton City on Saturday.

“Yeah, he is okay. He is had a little bit of a knee niggle and we have type of been managing him. Brazil managed him however he skilled at the moment and he feels good so he is accessible,” Postecoglou mentioned.

Postecoglou additionally confirmed defender Micky van de Ven is offered after recovering from a hamstring damage.