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Richarlison Happy To Play Where Coach Tells Him to Play

Everton forward Richarlison says he is comfortable with his new role as a centre-forward for the Toffees, but ultimately, will play wherever he is told to.

The Brazilian has been played through the middle in recent weeks, with compatriot Bernard and former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott either side of him.

The move has worked well and Richarlison now has 6 Premier League goals this season. “I feel comfortable playing down the middle,” he told evertonfc.com.

“I will play wherever the coach needs me and do my best for the team. I am doing what he is asking from me, which is to produce goals and play the way he wants.

“I will carry on working hard up front." Richarlison ran 11km in the 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, despite carrying a slight ankle injury.

“It was all about giving everything, I only trained once during the week because I’d taken a knock [in the victory over Brighton & Hove Albion eight days previously],” said Richarlison.

“It was a battle, not just for me but for the whole group. It is hard to play at Chelsea and a point is worth a lot. We hit our target, which was to leave with at least a point.”

 
 

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