Tottenham forward denies he led player ‘mutiny’ against Antonio Conte – Richarlison
Tottenham forward Richarlison has denied that he led a player “mutiny” against former manager Antonio Conte.
Conte, 53, left Spurs by mutual consent on Sunday after 16 months in charge.
Brazil international Richarlison, who joined Spurs from Everton for £60m in July, criticised a journalist for the “awful lie” and apologised to Italian Conte for his performances this season.
“I wasn’t a mutiny leader against him, it was quite the opposite,” Richarlison, 25, wrote on Twitter.
“I’m sorry I didn’t deliver as much as he expected of me and I didn’t do enough for him to stay.
“When he left, I sent him a message thanking him for everything and wishing him the best because that’s what he deserves!.”
It was claimed by a journalist from Argentine broadcaster TyC Sports that Richarlison and Spurs team-mate Cristian Romero had given their club an ultimatum over Conte’s future.
Richarlison, who joined on a five-year deal, has scored twice in 27 games for Tottenham, both goals coming in one Champions League game.
Earlier this month, after coming on as a substitute when Spurs exited the Champions League at the last 16 stage to AC Milan, he criticised Conte for his lack of playing time.