Richarlison, a striker for Tottenham, has stated that he will “seek psychological help” after the international break when he returns to England.
Richarlison was seen sobbing after being replaced in Saturday’s 5-1 victory over Bolivia for Brazil.
He said the reaction was down to “getting the things that were happening off the pitch out of my system”.
Richarlison joined Spurs last summer for £60 million from Everton, but he has only scored four goals in 40 outings.
“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 squandered a fantastic opportunity against Bolivia at home before being replaced in the 71st minute. He was also replaced 64 minutes into Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over Peru in Lima.
According to O Globo, Richarlison and longtime agent Renato Velasco have parted ways.
“That moment of sadness wasn’t about having played badly,” claimed 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 if anything I’d done but because of people close to me.”
On October 13 against Venezuela and October 18 against Uruguay, Brazil will play World Cup qualifiers.
On Saturday, Tottenham, now second in the Premier League, will face Sheffield United.
“I think I will be part of the next (Brazil) line-up – that’s what I’m working towards,” said Richarlison.
The goal is to have a successful run at Tottenham. I’m going to talk to them while I’m seated. I need to start going well, get into the game, and settle in.