"Steve was quite confident about that, so it doesn't matter where he plays because I asked Micah as well and he told me he couldn't care less."
After his man-of-the-match display against Manchester United last week, Richards produced another memorable performance in the defeat to Germany.
"I am not sure if it is a selection problem for Steve but if it is, it is a good one to have," remarked Eriksson, who remains confident the defender will not get carried away by all the current adulation.
"He is a good boy, not only on the pitch but in the dressing room as well," he added.
"It is in his character to laugh, which is good to see, so I don't think I need to tell him to keep his feet on the ground."