Brazil provide Richarlison injury update after Tottenham forward sits out win over England

Brazil coach Dorival Junior says Tottenham striker Richarlison in the midst of a “slow process” to get back up to full fitness.

The Spurs forward was an unused substitute as the Selecao beat England at Wembley on Saturday, with Real Madrid-bound teenage sensation Endrick scoring the only goal of the game.

He returned to action earlier this month, playing the final ten minutes of Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat at Fulham.

Richarlison has only recently returned to the fray following a knee complaint to have ruled him out of the last two Premier League games and did not make it onto the pitch despite earning a call-up to the squad for this month’s friendlies against the Three Lions and Spain.

Junior admits Brazil will take “all possible care” in regards to the 26-year-old’s fitness.

“I didn’t go with Richarlison, who made an enormous effort to get on the pitch, but he has a natural recovery process,” he said.

“We are taking all possible care with him so as not to worsen the situation.

“He is working little by little to get back into better condition, it’s still a bit of a slow process.

“Richarlison was initially ruled out for this game, for the next game we’re going to rethink all of this, it will depend on his evolution.”

Tottenham host Luton on Saturday when club football returns. Ange Postecoglou’s side sit three points off fourth-placed Aston Villa but do boast a game in hand.