Richarlison Confirms Surgery as Spurs' absentee list lengthens

Richarlison has confirmed he is set for surgery on a long-term issue with his pubic bone.

The Tottenham striker says he needs rest - and he will get it having been omitted from the Brazil squad this month - after a difficult time at Spurs so far this season.

Richarlison was dropped to the bench last night against Chelsea - a match that saw James Maddison and Micky van de Ven taken off with injury and Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie facing bans for being sent-off.

Richarlison told ESPN Brasil on Monday night: "The last few months haven't been easy for me. I've also been suffering with my health.

"I think I've already talked to the doctors and I'll soon have surgery on my pubic bone. I've been suffering for eight months; fighting, looking at the national team, and at the club.

"I think the time has come to rest, take a break. Let's see the next few days. Soon I'll do what's best for me."

Tottenham are assessing the injuries to Maddison and Van der Ven, the former going of with an ankle knock and the latter pulling up with an apparent hamstring problem