Tottenham striker Richarlison has expressed his intention to "seek psychological assistance" upon his return to England following the international break. This decision comes after Richarlison was visibly emotional, captured in tears, when he was substituted during Brazil's commanding 5-1 victory over Bolivia on Saturday.

He said the reaction was down to “getting the things that were happening off the pitch out of my system”.

Richarlison has scored only four goals in 40 games for Spurs since joining for £60m from Everton last summer.

“I went through a turbulent time off the pitch during these past five months,” he told Brazilian newspaper O Globo.

“Now things are a bit more stable at home. People who only had their eye on my money are no longer close to me.

“Things are going to flow now and I’m certain that I will have a good run at Tottenham and will make things happen again.

“I’m going to return to England and seek psychological help, from a psychologist, to strengthen my mind. That’s what it is about, to come back stronger.”

Richarlison missed a notable opportunity before being substituted in the 71st minute during the home World Cup qualifier against Bolivia in Belem. He was also replaced 64 minutes into Tuesday's 1-0 win over Peru in Lima.

According to O Globo, Richarlison has parted ways with his long-term agent, Renato Velasco.

“That moment of sadness wasn’t about having played badly,” said Richarlison.

“In my opinion, I didn’t play a bad match in Belem. It was more about getting the things that were happening off the pitch out of my system, which had gotten out of control not because of anything I’d done but because of people close to me.”

On October 13 and 18, Brazil will face Venezuela and Uruguay, respectively, in World Cup qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Tottenham, currently in the second position in the Premier League, will welcome Sheffield United to their home ground this Saturday.

“I think I will be part of the next (Brazil) line-up – that’s what I’m working towards,” said Richarlison.

“It’s about doing a good run at Tottenham. I’m going to sit down and talk to them. I need a good run, get into the flow of play and settle in.”.