Antonio Conte has acknowledged that he admires Richarlison’s “focused, nasty” play and suggested that he might try out an attacking 4-2-4 formation this season.
Richarlison, 25, left Everton for Spurs in a £60 million deal that included add-ons, but he could not play on the season’s opening day due to a suspension from his time at Goodison Park.
The Brazilian gave Tottenham’s attack an additional dimension when he was used as a crucial substitute against Chelsea last weekend.
Conte lauded Richarlison’s impact after coming on during his pre-game press conference before the match against Wolves.
Conte also suggested that Spurs may occasionally use four strikers this season, which means Richarlison, Kane, Son Heung-min, and Dejan Kulusevski may all be on the field simultaneously in upcoming matches.
“For sure Richy is a player that made us focused, nasty. He’s a player I like,” Conte said.”We are working also on the tactical aspect because the season will be long and there are many games that we have to play also with four strikers.
“In the end at Chelsea, we played with Lucas Moura as wing-back, Perisic – we are talking about in the past a striker, Richarlison, Kulusevski, Sonny, but to do this, it’s important to have organisation in the tactical aspect.
“The problem could be for the others (the opposition) when you have the ball, but without the ball also we must not lose the balance. The second goal we conceded against Chelsea, I think that we lost a bit of balance.