Richarlison says he is fully focused on life at Everton and has played down talk of one day representing the likes of Barcelona. The Brazilian ace has hit the ground running since arriving at Goodison Park from Watford in the summer, and again showed his quality when scoring two goals for his country in the 5-0 win over El Salvador in midweek.
Richarlison is keen to go as high as he can in the game but for now is just happy to be with Everton and among the goals, despite links to the likes of Barca and Real Madrid.
“That’s a tricky question,” he said. “They are two giants, the dream of any player. But I just got to Everton, I’m very happy.
“The next step will depend a lot on what I do here. I hope to do a lot of good things in Everton, to win something significant and to give back the confidence of the club and the fans. This is my great motivation right now.
“I hope to have a great season, to continue helping Everton and to finally win a spot in the Brazilian national team. These are my goals.
“Of course, everything can change over time. The bar can go up and the steps can be bigger and more ambitious. It takes a lot of work and maintain concentration for that to happen. And hopefully it happens.”