Etihad Stadium

Next Game

Man City v C Palace

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

The King Power Stadium

Last Game

Leicester 0 - 1 Man City

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Rotation would suit Richards

Micah Richards says he would welcome rotation with fellow right-back Pablo Zabaleta as he looks to sort out his Manchester City future.

Last Updated: 23/07/13 at 10:45 Post Comment

Micah Richards: Arriving in Hong Kong for Asia Trophy

Micah Richards: Arriving in Hong Kong for Asia Trophy

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Richards only made seven Premier League appearances for City last season as injury problems wrecked his campaign, allowing team-mate Zabaleta to establish himself in the team.

Transfer speculation surrounded Richards for the early part of the summer, with Serie A and rival Premier League clubs said to be competing for his signature.

However, last month, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak confirmed that the club are ready to open talks with the defender's advisors over a new contract.

The 25-year-old has already gone on the record as saying he would like to stay at the Etihad for the rest of his career, but he wants to win the trust of new coach Manuel Pellegrini before he puts pen to paper again.

"I've got two years left on my contract and Zabaleta had a fantastic season," said Richards.

"He's outstanding, but that's what you expect at top teams. You expect competition. The season before, we won the league and I had a good season. Now I'm just happy to be back fit.

"It's nice to hear what the chairman said because I've been here since I was 14. I probably know the club better than anyone out of the players. But the main thing is to be playing.

"I know there are a lot of games and I don't expect to play every game, but the season we won the league, me and Zaba rotated really well together. If we can do that this season, I'll be happy."

Richards, who is with City in Hong Kong for the Barclays Asia Trophy tournament, is now looking to impress Pellegrini and thus secure his future.

"The manager has come in and I want to see his ideas and what he can do," he added to reporters.

"I want to be here and I don't know why any player would want to leave, but every player wants to play football. If I can do that here, it's perfect."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Joe Hart agrees long-term contract with Manchester City

Joe Hart has signed a new long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Premier League: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Manchester United can still win title

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Saturday's opponents Manchester United can still win the Barclays Premier League.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini confident James Milner will sign new deal at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident James Milner will soon sign a new contract with the club.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property