Richarlison: Tottenham forward says he was not ‘mutiny leader’ behind Antonio Conte’s Spurs exit | Football News

Tottenham forward Richardson has shut down rumors about his alleged part in Antonio Conte’s departure, insisting he was not the “rebel leader” behind his former manager’s exit.

Conte left Spurs by mutual consent on Sunday after a week in which he criticized his own “selfish players” following a 3-3 draw at Southampton.

Richardson, who was dramatically injured during the clash at St Mary’s, was later accused by a journalist for Argentine broadcaster TyC Sports of giving Tottenham an ultimatum over Conte’s future along with club teammate Cristian Romero.

But the Brazil international rejected those allegations on Thursday.

“Being questioned and criticized as a player for my performances is part of football and I get it,” Richardson said on Twitter.

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Tottenham train following the departure of Antonio Conte as the squad travels to Everton on Monday Night Football.

“However, lying about me, I do not accept! I have always had great respect for Conte and all my coaches.

“He helped me (sic) a lot coming to Spurs and whenever we had a problem (even if it was public) we resolved it through dialogue and professionalism – and he can confirm that.

“I wasn’t a leader rebelling against them, it was quite the opposite. I’m sorry I didn’t give as much as they expected from me and I didn’t do enough for them to stay.”

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An emotional Heung-min Son feels he is partly to blame for his performances this season following Tottenham coach Antonio Conte’s departure from the club.

“When he left, I sent him a message thanking him for everything and wishing him the best cause he deserves!

“On the other hand, the journalist responsible for this horrible lie didn’t do the slightest bit to speak to my PR or listen to me. Bad professional and bad character! And shame on you, TYC Sports!”

Richardson will miss Tottenham’s first game since Conte’s departure with a minor hamstring injury, what would have been his return to Everton on Monday.

Tottenham’s remaining Premier League fixtures

April 3: everton (A) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm, Live sky game

April 8: brighton (H) – Premier League, kick-off at 3pm

April 15: bournemouth (H) – Premier League, kick-off at 3pm

April 23: newcastle (A) – Premier League, Kick-Off 2 PM, Live sky game

April 27: Man Utd (H) – Premier League, kick-off 8.15pm

April 30: liverpool (A) – Premier League, kick-off at 4.30 pm, Live sky game

May 6: diamond palace (H) – Premier League, kick-off at 3pm

May 13: aston villa (A) – Premier League, kick-off at 3 pm

May 20: Brentford (H) – Premier League, kick-off at 3pm

May 28: Leeds (A) – Premier League, from 3 p.m.

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