Richards insists, after his central defensive role against Brazil, he will play wherever coach Stuart Pearce wants.
He told the Sunday Mirror: "I always play every game the same. I always give 100 per cent.
"It's a bit different as I want to burst forward but I will play wherever the manager wants me to - right back, centre back or wherever.
"It would be nice to achieve something with this team but it's going to be hard because we have players who have never played together. But we're all good players so there can be no excuses."