Fiercely ambitious Brazilian maestro Richarlison already has a career at the top in the back of his mind – but the 20-year-old is loving life at Watford too much to worry about it for now.

The forward, deployed as a winger by the Hornets in his four games to date, has hit the ground running at Vicarage Road and is well on the way to becoming a fans’ favourite in Hertfordshire, with a goal, and a bag full of tricks, to his name so far from his brief playing spell.

Having moved from his home country for the first time to swap Fluminense for Watford earlier this month, it would be forgivable for the talented youngster to take longer to adapt off-the-field than he has on it.

But, in an interview with Brazilian outlet Hoje em Dia, he says his adjustment is going well – despite the stresses of the break-neck pace of the Premier League, which you often hear from new arrivals.

“The football here is very different from that of Brazil,” he said. “Here it is 90 minutes of rushing, and quite tactical; you have move time to think in Brazil. I’m sure that in time I will adapt to the way they play here.

“I like to score goals and having already done that in England makes me very happy. The club has a very good structure, the city is wonderful and the crowd has embraced me.

“There are no boos, and during the 90 minutes the fans support throughout, unlike at home where you cannot afford to miss three or four passes.”

In time, Richarlison has half an eye on Brazil’s World Cup squad for next year’s tournament in Russia, after manager Tite said he would be watching the country’s Premier League exports closely in the run-up to the finals.

And further down the line, he naturally has ambitions to play at the highest level, but is more focused on nailing down a grasp of English first of all.

“I gradually understand it more,” he said. “[Heurelho] Gomes has also helped me a lot during the day and guided me. I take English classes three times a week, and this is helping me a lot, and most of the group knows how to speak Spanish.

“Hearing from the mouth of Tite that he is watching us certainly motivates me a lot. I will work and try to evolve during training and games to be prepared when I have an opportunity to play for the team.

“All the players dream about playing a World Cup and with me it's no different. The only thing I have to do is keep working hard, dedicating myself, to make it happen and I'm on the Tite list for the 2018 World Cup.

“I am very happy to play the Premier League and wear the Watford shirt. It sure gives a lot of visibility and, if I'm good, other clubs will be interested. But my head is totally focused here and the work I need to do. I am in a traditional club and that has goals and playing a very difficult league.”