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'Incredible': Alan Shearer says he's got so much 'satisfaction' from watching one Tottenham player at World Cup
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'Incredible': Alan Shearer says he's got so much 'satisfaction' from watching one Tottenham player at World Cup

Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison has staked an early claim as the star of the 2022 World Cup.

On Thursday, the Spurs ace scored a superb brace for Brazil in their 2-0 win over Serbia.

His first was an opportunistic strike, while the second was an acrobatic bicycle kick with Joga Bonito written all over it.

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Brazil had to be patient against an organised Serbia rearguard, eventually breaking the deadlock through the Tottenham attacker.

On 62 minutes, Richarlison netted with a close-range finish after Vanja Milinkovic-Savic saved Vinicius Junior’s effort.

And 11 minutes later, the Spurs star netted an early contender for World Cup goal of the season.

Richarlison initially mis-controlled a pass from Vinicius, but he then readjusted brilliantly to score with an acrobatic effort.

Shearer lauded the Tottenham ace after the game on the BBC’s coverage of the clash, saying both goals gave him ‘satisfaction’.

“His goals were very different (to each other),” Shearer said, as per football.london.

“The first one a poacher’s goal, that kind of goal which gives me as much satisfaction as seeing the incredible volley with his second one, but he’s a man in form in that yellow shirt.

“Yet to score in the Premier League for Spurs this season but for Brazil he seems on fire.”

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So far so good

Tite copped a fair bit of flak for omitting Roberto Firmino from the Selecao squad for the tournament.

However, based on the first game, he seems to have made a good call.

Richarlison grew into the game and delivered two key contributions that, as well as giving Brazil a solid victory, was also putting on a show.

Obviously it’s still very early in the tournament but what a good start from the five-time world champions.

It’s been 20 years since they last lifted the iconic trophy and they’ll be desperate to put an end to that wait.

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