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Ex-Spurs midfielder Sandro: Brazil fans love Richarlison

Former Tottenham midfielder Sandro is backing Richarlison for a big World Cup with Brazil.

A favourite at Spurs between 2010-2014, Sandro, 33, capped 17 times by Brazil between 2009-2012, including playing at the 2012 Olympics in London, has no doubts that the striker from Nova Venecia can impress in Group G, as Brazil take on Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon, kicking-off against Serbia on Thursday evening (7pm).

Sandro told the club's website: “Brazil fans love him. It's putting a lot of expectation on him, but I believe he can handle this very well. Everyone looks at Neymar, but it's Richarlison as well. He's doing well.

"I hope he starts well, with power. Maybe the injury break might have done him some good, because he was able to rest a little. I think myself and Richarlison are similar in mindset. My attitude was always when I'm on the pitch, I'm going to give 100 per cent, all the time. He's like that.

"He does everything, always trying, back and forward, giving everything. You know football means so much to him."



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