Manchester City defender Micah Richards has said that he is prepared to wait for his chance to get back in the England set-up, and won’t beg manager Roy Hodgson for a starting place.
The full-back has struggled domestically of late, with Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini widely choosing Pablo Zabaleta in the right-back berth. It hasn’t been an easy ride in the England set up either, with Glen Johnson and Phil Jones being preferred choices in defence.
Richards has not been capped internationally since turning down a place on the standby list for Euro 2012. Instead Richards featured in the Olympic side, brandishing it “one of the highlights of my career”.
Speaking to The Sun, Richards said: “I’m not going to beg for him to pick me, I’m not some sort of charity case. Stuart Pearce asked me to go to the Olympics and not on standby.”
“If I’d have gone on standby I might have missed the Olympics and that was a highlight of my career,” he added.
Richards will hope to gain a chance to prove himself in the coming weeks, as Manchester City hit a key run of games that could further help d
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