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“I Want To Be The League’s Top Scorer” Claims High Flying Richarlison

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Richarlison (L) Everton reels away as he celebrates his goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on August 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

It’s been a fantastic start to life at Goodison Park for Brazilian striker Richarlison.

Eyebrows were raised when new Everton boss Marco Silva decided to spend £40 million on the Watford frontman who, despite a good start to his debut Premier League season, failed to score in the league from November to May.

Richarlison, however, has been proving the doubters wrong, with the 21-year old scoring a brace on his debut against Wolves as well as a goal in his second game of the season against Southampton on Saturday.

With inconsistency plaguing him throughout much of his first campaign Richarlison told UOL that he feels he now knows the “rhythm” of the Premier League which can help him to improve, with his ambitions for the season being very high,

“I feel more prepared, I already know the rhythm and style of the Premier League, which helps me on the way to the achievements,” the 21-year-old told UOL.

“I want to be the top scorer of the league, take Everton back to the Champions League and reach the Brazilian national team.”

The Brazilain U20 international was left disappointed on Friday after he did not receive a call-up to the senior squad however he outlined that he is still hopeful of breaking into the team.

“I was anxious during the call-ups on Friday. I watched with a lot of expectation, but sadly it wasn’t this time,” he said.

“Even so, I’m still hopeful and I want to be prepared if the opportunity arrives in the future.”

Richarlison started last season similarly bagging five goals and four assists in his first 13 games, but even still the winger looks a much-improved player in the blue of Everton.

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