‘Are you insane’: Tottenham forward Richarlison admits there was ‘no chance’ that he was going to joke with his boss Antonio Conte about his ‘fun’ confrontation with former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel

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  • Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel split twice at Stamford Bridge
  • The pair warmly joined hands after Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham
  • Spurs forward Richardson admits there was ‘no chance’ he would joke about it

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Tottenham forward Richardson admitted he would be ‘crazy’ to joke about Antonio Conte’s clash with former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel earlier this season.

Tuchel and Conte were both sent off after two physical struggles during the Spurs’ dramatic 2-2 draw with the Blues at Stamford Bridge last month.

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On the final whistle, the two clashed after a post-match handshake, and were later sent off by referee Anthony Taylor and later charged by the Football Association for their part in the incident.

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Richardson insists he will not joke about clash with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte (left) and Thomas Tuchel (right) clashed at Stamford Bridge earlier this season

The Brazil international believes such incidents are ‘positive’ for football but there is absolutely ‘no chance’ that he was going to joke with his boss about it.

‘That was fun, wasn’t it?’ Laughed in an interview with the Brazilian four four two magazine.

‘At the time we were still involved in the game, so we saw what happened between them on video in the dressing room.

Both managers got physical again after full-time (above), and both were eventually sent off.

Both managers got physical again after full-time (above), and both were eventually sent off.

‘It’s very normal in football – things happen between players all the time, so it can happen to coaches as well.

‘Everyone calms down and moves on. But it was fun to watch that confrontation between the two mentors. We are not afraid of confrontation, are we?’

‘Are you crazy? No chance, come on!’ He said that when asked if he would laugh about it with Conte. ‘Will you try any jokes? I did not.

But these things are positive for football. Supporters are loving it. It is a privilege for me to experience big games like Tottenham vs Chelsea, Brazil vs Argentina and Everton vs Liverpool.

Richarlison has made an immediate impact since arriving in north London for £60million from Everton earlier this summer.

The 25-year-old has already played twice in the Champions League and has made his way into Conte’s starting line-up after starting the first few matches on the bench.

‘It’s always a tough call when you have such a strong relationship with your club. And of course that was the case for me,’ the forward said.

‘I was happy at Everton and I am grateful for what I learned there. This is a big club with a lot of history.

‘However, perhaps they suffer from a lack of ambition nowadays. You know, the eagerness to win matches and trophies.

‘I spent four years there and I could see that there was still a long way to go to achieve big things.

‘I thought it was the right time to move on, and the club had to make some money too. It was a great deal for everyone involved. I am happy with this new challenge at Spurs.

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