‘Absolutely magnificent’ - Alan Shearer blown away by ‘superb’ Tottenham star in win vs Fulham

The Brazilian made quite the impression on the former England striker.

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer has heaped praise on Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison following his influential display in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Fulham.

The Brazilian was making his first Premier League start for Spurs following his summer move from Everton, and provided the assist for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s opener against the Cottagers.

The 25-year-old was also unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet himself, hitting the woodwork with a thunderous volley and having a late strike chalked off following a marginal offside.

But Shearer was still suitably impressed by Richarlison’s showing.

Speaking on Match of the Day on Saturday evening, he said: “He did everything else [but score]. He was superb.

“Everything he did was spot on today. He ran in behind, made it really difficult for defenders.

“The understanding he had with Harry Kane, straight off... you can tell there’s something happening straight away there. The options that they [Spurs] have are quite remarkable.

“He was superb all game. Tracking back, working hard, getting the ball back when you lose it, and he did that really really well. Not only that, but he also had the quality to put the ball in.

“The technique here for the volley [which hit the post] is absolutely magnificent - really unlucky. And he thought he’d got his goal, just offside.

“It was a superb performance.”

Saturday’s win maintains Tottenham’s unbeaten start to the campaign, with Antonio Conte’s men currently third in the table having taken 14 points from their first six matches.