Everton star Richarlison has revealed that the tips he has been receiving from manager Marco Silva have been behind his recent success.
The Brazilian arrived at the Toffees last summer for a fee of around £40 million. The Everton transfer was viewed with mixed reaction from the public as Richarlison was a player who had yet to prove himself fully at Premier League level prior to the move.
Richarlison has however been good this season and has gone on to score 12 goals and provide one assist in the top-flight from 29 games in the top-flight for the Toffees.
Everton have even deployed him in the false-nine role due to a lack of form from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun up front.
Prior to being reunited at Goodison Park last summer, Richarlison and Silva had previously worked together at Watford during the first half of last season before the latter was subsequently sacked as manager of the Hornets.
During that time, the player showed tremendous potential, however his form took a dip following the no-Everton manager’s sacking.
Richarlison’s form has seen him win inclusion into the Brazil team and he was included in the Selecao’s most-recent squad for their friendly games against Panama and the Czech Republic.
“I feel I have been developing more and more,” he told Everton’s website.
“Marco Silva is always talking to me in training, he is always giving me guidance on positioning in the area.
“His coaching is essential for me. He’s training me with an eye to being in the right place at the right time when balls come into the box, so I am able to score more goals.
“I want to show I can play at my best for a whole Premier League season, I feel really good at Everton. My team mates are helping me with my confidence on the field and that is vital.”
Richarlison’s form has also seen him being linked with moves away from Goodison Park this summer.
The Everton attacker should however remain at the Toffees for at least one more season in order to iron out errors in his game before joining a club that can offer him the chance to experience European football.