Everton attacker Richarlison has insisted that he is comfortable dealing with the pressure and expectation that comes with being an important player for club and Country.
It has been a rollercoaster year for the 21-year-old Brazilian, who moved to Watford from Fluminense in his homeland at the beginning of last season, before then making a £40 million move to Everton during this summer’s transfer window.
He has started his Toffees career in fine form, netting three goals in five Premier League appearances.
His impressive displays in England caught the eye of Brazil boss Tite who handed Richarlison his international debut last month, with the talented youngster repaying his managers faith by scoring twice against El Salvador.
Despite his whirlwind rise to the top of the game in such a short space of time Richarlison has revealed that he remains calm and is taking it all in his stride.
“No, I’m cool about it,” he told ESPN FC.
“Since I was promoted to the America MG first team there was already pressure on me.
“In my third game at America, I was already in the starting line-up.
“And there was pressure to score a lot of goals because America were fighting for promotion.
“Then I signed for Fluminense and they paid a $10million fee, one of the most expensive in their history.
“So, the pressure was there again. So, I am calm about it.
“I can only work hard because it is a huge responsibility to wear all of these shirts. All of these clubs that I have played for.
“The pressure was always beside me, but I always give my best and things have been working well for me.”