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“Add something different”- Paul Merson backs under-fire Tottenham ace to start against Sheffield

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Paul Merson backs Tottenham star Richarlison to start against Sheffield United

Despite the lack of form of Richarlison in front of the goal, and Son Heung-min’s hat-trick playing right in front of the goal against Burnley, Paul Merson is of the belief that the Brazilian might return to the lineup against Sheffield United.

Burnley and Sheffield United are two different teams and the latter depends on physicality more than Vincent Kompany’s side. How Ironic that Burnley are no longer the Brexit Boys. Coming back to the point, Merson thinks that Richarlison offers much more physicality when starting upfront and that might build a case for him to start against Paul Heckingbottom’s side on Sunday. Here is what the Arsenal man told Sportskeeda exclusively

“Son Heung-min played through the centre and scored a hattrick in his previous Premier League encounter, but Sheffield United are a physical team, so big Ange might look to play Richarlison up front to add something different to his attack.”

What makes a case against this call is the fact that Richarlison has just one goal for the Lilywhites in the Premier League and that too, came last year. Four goals in 40 appearances as a striker is everything but impressive.

Paul Merson backs Tottenham star Richarlison to start against Sheffield United.
Richarlison and his form for Tottenham have been far from ideal.

As the debate rages on regarding Richarlison’s potential inclusion in the starting lineup against Sheffield United, the question of form versus physicality comes to the forefront. Manager Ange Postecoglou faces a delicate balancing act, weighing the desire for a different attacking dimension against the need for consistent goal-scoring prowess.

Who Should Play Upfront?

In the end, it will be the manager’s decision that prevails, and Tottenham Hotspur fans will eagerly await the lineup announcement to see whether Richarlison’s athleticism gets the nod or if other tactical considerations come into play.

Regardless of the choice made, the Lilywhites will seek to secure victory and continue their promising start to the season. Whether Richarlison’s physicality gets the nod or if other tactical factors come into play, the Lilywhites will be eager to secure victory and continue their promising start to the season.

Paul Merson backs Tottenham star Richarlison to start against Sheffield United.
Son Heung-min has been in top form for Spurs. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The outcome of this decision will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the Lilywhites’ approach to the game and their quest for victory.

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In a season ripe with promise and potential, Tottenham Hotspur’s tactical choices are closely scrutinized. The blend of form, physicality, and strategy will shape the team’s performance on the pitch, and the journey ahead is sure to be marked by intriguing decisions and compelling narratives.

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