Former Everton striker Richarlison has opened up about his mental health after a turbulent spell on and off the pitch.

The Brazilian forward left Goodison Park for the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for £60 million last summer but has since only scored once for his new club.

It’s been a frustrating spell for the 26-year-old to say the least, with Richarlison pictured crying on the bench for Brazil during the international break.

He’s opened up about his struggles in an interview in Brazil, claiming he’s endured months of ‘off-field issues’.

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Richarlison claims he will seek psychological help

“On the field I’m a happy team player, I try to help as much as possible. Sometimes, things don’t go the way we want. I think this part is a bit of the off-field side that ended up getting in my way.

“Even though you want to do things right, it ends up going wrong. I will continue to focus on the club, the storm has passed.

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“That sad moment wasn’t even because I played poorly, in my opinion I didn’t play a bad game in Belém, it was more of an outburst about the things that were happening off the field, which got out of control not on my part, but on the part of people who were close to me.

“I’m going to go back to England, seek psychological help, from a psychologist, to work on my mind. That’s it, come back stronger.”

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