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Fighting Depression: Richarlison’s Journey from No. 9 to Healing His Mind

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 28, 2024
Richarlison of Tottenham reveals he experienced depression after Brazil’s 2022 World Cup elimination: ‘I felt like quitting’

In a recent interview with ESPN Brasil, Tottenham Hotspur and Brazil forward Richarlison revealed that he struggled with depression following the 2022 World Cup. The 26-year-old was the leading scorer for Brazil in the tournament, scoring three goals in four appearances before they were eliminated by Croatia in the quarter-finals.

Richarlison admitted that he found it difficult to motivate himself to attend training sessions after the crushing defeat and felt like giving up. He confided in his father about his struggles and sought therapy to help him cope. He described the emotional toll of the World Cup exit as “worse than losing a family member.” Richarlison also opened up about the pressure and expectations that came with wearing Brazil’s famous No. 9 shirt and being their primary goal scorer.

In September, Richarlison mentioned that he was dealing with off-the-field issues and would be seeking psychological help. He emphasized the importance of seeking help and spoke about the positive impact therapy had on his mental well-being. Richarlison encouraged others in the sport to be open to seeking help if they felt they needed it, acknowledging that therapy had been life-saving for him.

Reflecting on his initial reluctance to seek therapy, Richarlison admitted that he had prejudices and misconceptions about mental health support. However, he now sees the importance and benefits of therapy, calling it the best discovery he has ever made in his life. Richarlison’s candid discussion about his struggles with depression and the positive impact of therapy has sparked conversations about mental health in the football community.

The 26-year-old is currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur in England’s Premier League where he continues to shine as one of their top players.

By Samantha Nguyen

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