Everton boss Marco Silva has delivered high praise about his attacker Richarlison.
The 21-year-old followed the manager from Watford to Goodison Park over the summer and has had a decent first season on Merseyside.
He’s made 35 appearances across all competitions for the Toffees and manager 13 goals in return.
The Brazil international is a versatile attacker that has been used on both flanks during this season, while he’s also done a stint through the middle as the centre-forward.
Richarlison can blow hot and cold sometimes with his form, with Silva conceding that consistency is an area of the game that the youngster is still teaching for.
“We are talking about a young player, 21 years old. In some moments, he is working to get that consistency we need as a team and he needs as a football player, because he has this quality,” Silva said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“Richarlison, apart from his talent, is a worker. That is really important when you are talking about a young player.
“And I am 100 per cent sure he will keep working hard to continue developing and achieve what he wants.”
Richarlison should definitely be considered a success following a first year with Everton and he’s been one of the better performers under Silva.
The South American has shown in patches that he’s got brilliant individual ability and also has an eye for goal.
Everton should be extremely excited about Richarlison given he’s got so much potential to get better and at his age he’s surely nowhere near his peak yet.
Silva is definitely the right mentor to help squeeze the best out of the attacker and setting a 20-goal target for the next campaign shouldn’t be beyond the realms if he finds consistency in front of goal.