Everton star forward Richarlison admits he still has a lot to learn to turn into a top-class player but insists Carlo Ancelotti is the perfect teacher.
Richarlison is flourishing under Ancelotti at the beginning of the season, establishing himself as one of Everton’s headline performers.
Despite getting on the scoresheet just once in the opening four Premier League fixtures, the 23-year-old has been one of the key contributors to the Toffees’ 100% league start.
Indeed, along with the likes of James Rodriguez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, he has formed a formidable attacking line that has scored a league joint-high 12 goals so far.
Currently away with the Brazil national team, Richarlison has opened up on his future goals under Ancelotti’s guidance.
During the interview following a 4-2 comeback triumph over Peru, the former Fluminense starlet spoke about the Italian’s influence on his development.
“I am learning every day there, especially under coach Ancelotti, who works extensively on tactics,” Richarlison told reporters, as relayed by the Daily Mail.
“And it’s not different from the national team. When I come here, I try to gather as much information as I can so, whenever I play a game, I can give my best to my team.
“I believe that I will continue to learn as days go by. The Premier League evolves a player.
“I try to gather as much information as I can from Ancelotti, someone who’s won it all. I still think I have a lot to evolve.”
Richarlison will get his next chance to shine as early as this weekend as Everton take on arch-rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park.
It will be a daunting prospect for the Toffees to maintain a perfect Premier League starts on Saturday afternoon.
Ancelotti’s men face a side they’ve failed to beat in each of their last nine top-flight H2Hs held at this venue (D7, L2).