Report: 25-year-old Tottenham player now all set to start at World Cup, Arsenal star left out
Richarlison has got off to a mixed start to his Spurs career having impressed under Antonio Conte during his first run of games. The 25-year-old has only managed to get on the scoresheet twice this season, with both goals coming against Marseille on his Champions League debut.
Jesus has enjoyed a brilliant start under Mikel Arteta, registering five goals and six assists in his opening 14 Premier League games.
But the Gunners striker has struggled to find the back of the net of late, having not scored in his last six appearances in the league.
The pair look set to compete with each other for a place in Brazil’s starting line-up during the World Cup. And it seems that Richarlison will get the nod for their opener against Serbia tomorrow.
Richarlison set to start at World Cup
Ge.globo reports that Brazil boss Tite has already decided on his starting line-up for tomorrow’s clash in Qatar.
The starting line-up has already been tested in training over the past two days and it will feature four attacking players.
Richarlison, Neymar, Vinicius Jr and Raphinha are set to start as a four-man attack, while Jesus will be named amongst the substitutes.
Barring any last-minute ‘surprises’, the outlet claims Tite has decided to start the Spurs forward over Arsenal’s number nine.
Jesus has certainly been in better form for his club this season, with Richarlison easing into life at Tottenham.
The Spurs forward also picked up an injury against his old side Everton last month and faced a race to be back in time for Qatar.
Despite the fact Jesus has posted better numbers than Richarlison this season, the Spurs man has really impressed for Brazil recently.
He’s bagged seven goals in his last six appearances for Tite’s side and it’s probably his recent international form that has earned him a starting place tomorrow.