Richarlison determine to fight for his spot in Brazil and has slammed the media critics of his place in the Brazil national team
"I'm not here because I'm cute!" Richarlison told reporters.
"I was feeling sad, because I was out, because of an injury that was serious.
"Many reporters and commentators already saw me as being outside the World Cup picture. And I was calm because I know my talent, my potential.
"Like it or not, I already have a history here with the national team shirt. I think you should also have a little respect too, we work hard, we work seriously. I was totally calm.
"Still, we are talking about the Brazilian team, so every day a new striker appears there. My position is very disputed." Richarlison added
"It was painful for me to be left out when healthy," he recently said in an interview.
"I was hurt because I knew I could be there. There were guys who deserved to be there as well, so I lifted my head and kept training as I as always do.
"Being left out of the Brazilian national team hurts me a lot, because I've never imagined myself out of the Selecao and when it happened for the first time it was very painful.
"I was in my bedroom, spent a couple of days feeling the blues but then I was back to my normal self, kept training hard like they told me to and now I'm back." Richarlison said