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Richarlison says he had darkish ideas after 2022 World Cup


Brazil and Tottenham ahead Richarlison has mentioned he suffered troubling ideas and was able to “quit” when battling melancholy following the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Richarlison mentioned he sought psychological assist following the match, saying it was “the perfect discovery I’ve ever had in my life.”

“Earlier than I went to coaching, I needed to go residence, I needed to return to my room as a result of, I do not know what was going by my head,” Richarlison informed ESPN Brasil. “I even went and informed my dad I used to be going to surrender.

“It is sort 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 wish to quit,’ is loopy.”

The 26-year-old completed as Brazil’s main scorer in Qatar with three objectives in 4 video games, though the nation exited on the quarterfinal stage following a penalty shootout defeat towards Croatia.

Brazil’s elimination on the World Cup quarterfinals was a blow for Richarlison, who mentioned shortly after the match that it was “worse than shedding a member of the family” and described the large strain of carrying Brazil’s No. 9 jersey.

“I would just performed in a World Cup, man, at my peak,” Richarlison continued. “I used to be reaching my restrict, ? I do not know, I am not going to speak about killing myself, however I used to be in a melancholy there, and I needed to surrender.

“Even I, who gave the impression to be mentally robust. After the World Cup it appeared prefer it all fell aside.

“I believe the therapist, prefer it or not, saved me, saved my life. I solely thought garbage … Even on Google, I solely looked for garbage, I solely needed to see garbage about dying.

“At the moment I can say, search for a psychologist, should you want a psychologist, search for one as a result of it is good so that you can open up like that, so that you can be speaking to the individual. At the moment a [psychologist] got here to thank me for taking this to the world of soccer, to the world, outdoors the pitch too, as a result of it is vitally essential and, whether or not we prefer it or not, it saves lives.

“I had this prejudice earlier than, I assumed it was nonsense, I assumed I used to be loopy. In my household, there are individuals who assume that anybody who goes to a psychologist thinks they’re loopy, they assume they’re insane. However I found this and thought it was fantastic. One of the best factor, actually the perfect discovery I’ve ever had in my life.”

The ahead accomplished a £60 million ($75.7m) switch from Everton to Spurs in July 2022.

In September, Richarlison opened up about having a “turbulent break day the sector” after he was seen crying on the bench after being substituted throughout Brazil’s 5-1 win over Bolívia.

One of many points affecting him was that he had parted methods along with his long-term agent Renato Velasco, reportedly on account of a monetary dispute.

Richarlison has received 48 caps for Brazil, though he was an unused substitute in each of their fixtures this worldwide window, towards England on Saturday and Spain on Tuesday.