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Gabby Agbonlahor says Tottenham star who has five goals in his last five appearances would be playing in ‘League Two’ if not for one reason

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Gabby Agbonlahor extremely critical of Tottenham striker Richarlison

Ever since his record-breaking transfer from Everton in 2022, Richarlison has been a prominent figure in the Tottenham Hotspur lineup. However, former player Gabby Agbonlahor does not remain convinced that the Brazilian forward is living up to expectations, despite what appears to be his best season in a Tottenham shirt.

With seven goals in 19 games, Richarlison has already surpassed his goal tally from the previous season. Nevertheless, Agbonlahor, in his assessment of Richarlison’s recent performance in the FA Cup third-round victory against Burnley, expressed dissatisfaction with the striker’s overall contribution.

Speaking on the talkSPORT podcast, Agbonlahor surely did not mince his words and slammed the former Everton striker left, right and centre and went on to make a mind-blowing claim as well.

Tottenham star Richarlison has, in fact, been underwhelming during his time at North London.
Tottenham star Richarlison has, in fact, been underwhelming during his time at North London.

“Richarlison, he can’t control the ball, he’s not strong enough to hold the ball up, he’s not good with link-up play, he can’t run in behind because he’s not quick enough, he can’t finish.”

“Honestly, he’d be playing in League Two if he wasn’t Brazilian, I don’t rate him one bit.”

According to Agbonlahor, Richarlison struggles with ball control, lacks the strength to hold up play, falters in link-up play, lacks the pace to run in behind defences, and faces challenges in finishing chances. These are the things that a modern striker needs to excel at, and he doesn’t. Agbonlahor says that.

Despite Agbonlahor’s critical remarks, Richarlison remains second in goal-scoring for Spurs, trailing only behind the prolific Heung-min Son. However, with Son set to represent South Korea in the Asian Cup, the need for a reliable forward during his absence becomes evident.

This gap has prompted Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou to seek reinforcements, leading to the club agreeing to a loan deal with former Chelsea striker Timo Werner.

The imminent arrival of Timo Werner suggests that Postecoglou is not entirely satisfied with the current forward options at his disposal, supporting Agbonlahor’s sentiments to some extent.

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Werner, who has Premier League experience from his time at Chelsea, brings a different skill set to the table and has the pace to run in behind defences if not anything else.

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