Tottenham striker Richarlison suffered an injury setback during Spurs’ visit to Southampton on Saturday afternoon. The Brazilian stopped after just four minutes and was visibly upset as he made his way down the tunnel.
He was replaced by Dejan Kulusevski at St Mary’s. This comes as a setback for the player as the 25-year-old had started to show more impressive form for Antonio Conte’s side after a hamstring injury plagued his start to the year.
Richarlison was making just his ninth Premier League start for Spurs since joining for £60m last summer. He is yet to score a league goal for the north Londoners, although his last outing against Nottingham Forest was more successful as he provided an assist, won a penalty and was disallowed a goal .
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Although the extent of Richarlison’s injury remains unclear, it could rule him out of Brazil’s upcoming international friendly against Morocco on March 25. He was called up to Ramon Menezes’ 23-man squad and was a regular for his national team at the 2022 World Cup, but could now be dropped for the next international break.
Tottenham’s injury concerns added later in half-time when Ben Davies also had to be taken off after needing treatment. He is replaced by Ivan Perisic after 37 minutes of play.
It was an injury-crazed first half on the south coast as opponents Southampton also had to make two forced modifications.
The Saints’ two central defenders, Armel Bella-Kotchap and Jan Bednarek, were replaced by Mohammed Salisu and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, respectively, as the game struggled to gain momentum due to numerous stoppages.
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