Richarlison Realising a Dream to Play in the Premier League
Watford striker Richarlison says he has dreamed about playing in the Premier League since he was a child. The 20 year old Brazilian joined Watford from Fluminense in August and has acquitted himself well to life in England.
He told the Sun newspaper that he wanted to play in the division as a child in Rio, “Most of the time my friends and I played on the street, make goals with our sandals. It was like a favela, a poor area.
“I used to watch the Premier League on my uncle’s TV. I was in love with what I was seeing — the speed of the game and the way it never stopped. I said, ‘I’m going to play there one day’.”
The player has enjoyed a meteoric rise, from América Mineiro in Serie B, to Fluminense, to Watford in just 3 years. “I am not surprised because everything in my life has changed so fast.
“From the day I started to play for America, then Fluminense, now in the Premier League — everything has come at the right time.”