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'I'm telling you': Redknapp says Spurs have a player in Qatar who'd be nowhere near the England squad right now
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'I'm telling you': Redknapp says Spurs have a player in Qatar who'd be nowhere near the England squad right now

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that Brazilian striker Richarlison wouldn’t be in the current England squad right now.

Richarlison is over in Qatar with Brazil. He is expected to lead the line for Tite’s pre-tournament favourites after coming back from injury in the last few weeks.

The former Everton striker has been a good addition to Spurs. Despite being injured, he’s scored some crucial goals and Antonio Conte is a big fan.

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However, writing in his column for The Sun, Harry Redknapp believes Richarlison wouldn’t be getting in England’s camp right now.

“Spurs’ Richarlison is in Qatar and might even be in Brazil’s team but I honestly don’t think he’d get in the England squad,” Redknapp said.

“He’s decent enough but I really don’t see him as any better than Callum Wilson, and certainly nowhere near Kane’s class. And there are a couple of others I’d probably have ahead of him as well. Because he’s Brazilian, everyone raves about him but I’m telling you our options are just as good.”

Richarlison will surely be looking to impress for Brazil. With such a depth of attacking options, the onus is on those Tite selects to really perform.

TBR’s View: Richarlison would be in England’s squad surely

You can see where Redknapp is coming from here but surely Richarlison gets into the England squad? He is a striker which we don’t have too many of for a start, and he can play wide.

Sure, we have players who are good in those positions as well. But Richarlison has something about him which is why Spurs splashed out some £50m on him in the summer.

Hopefully, Richarlison doesn’t see these comments. He’ll use them as motivation and if Brazil do play England, you can bet your bottom dollar he gets on the scoresheet now!

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