Champions League: Why I cried in the pitch – Tottenham striker, Richarlison

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On Wednesday Tottenham’s two-goal hero, Richarlison, has revealed that the presence of his family made it impossible for him to hold back the tears following his side’s Champions League 2-0 win over Marseille.

Richarlison’s brace gave Antonio Conte’s men their first Champions League win of the campaign against Marseille.

The Brazilian international was delighted to get off the mark, especially on his Champions League debut in front of his watching father.

Asked about his emotional post-match tears, the 25-year-old said: “My father was here; he has been with me through all my career, he helped me a lot to make my dreams come true.

“To have him here today was very emotional for me today because he is part of all my success.

“After hearing the anthem, I started to smile there. It was my dream as a kid. Being there, listening to the anthem, playing the match, I got very emotional and I was rewarded with scoring these two goals.”

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