Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Everton star Richarlison indebted to Marco Silva

By Opta
Richarlison (left) celebrates with Everton team-mates after the second goal

Wolverhmapton, August 12: Two-goal Everton hero Richarlison has expressed thanks to "father figure" Marco Silva for giving him a platform to shine in the Premier League.

The Brazilian winger netted both of his new side's goals in the 2-2 draw with Wolves at Molineux, the second coming despite Phil Jagielka's earlier dismissal.

It was a performance befitting the £40million the Toffees reportedly paid to sign the 21-year-old from Watford, for whom Silva originally signed him 12 months ago.

The pair are now reunited at Everton and Richarlison was quick to thank his Portuguese manager for providing him with a Premier League opportunity.

"I'm very happy for the two goals. It was a very difficult match because we had to run double," the former Fluminense man told BT Sport.

"We played with one less player after the red card and it was very difficult, but one point away... it's a very important debut for me.

"I know my responsibilities and I know also the coach has given me freedom to play my football in attack, so I know what I have to do on the pitch. I'm very happy.

"I look to Marco like a father. He came to Brazil to bring me to England and I know I will be grateful for my life to Marco."

Silva, meanwhile, insisted the hefty fee attached to Richarlison's signing should have no bearing on the judgment of his performances.

"When a club pays money it's because it's his value in the market," he said. "Like all the other players we sign it's not because they are more or less money. We believe in all of them.

"He performed well like all of the squad. It's important for him to score in our first match, his first official match in the shirt."

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Story first published: Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:10 [IST]
    Other articles published on Aug 12, 2018
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more