Manchester City defender Micah Richards admits he's loving it at Etihad this season.

Richards is determined to make the most of their current success.

"I have been here a long time and I have been waiting and hoping for this kind of success," he declared to City's website.

"It has been an amazing couple of seasons with great players arriving at regular intervals and the whole club - not just the playing side - on the up.

"I feel like I am playing as well as I have ever done and enjoying my football as much as I ever have. Who wouldn't enjoy playing alongside some of the players in our dressing room?

"David Silva, Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero, and Mario Balotelli have all come in and raised the bar again. They have such great instinct and the understanding within the squad is growing all the time. We all know each other well and I think that shows in our build up play when we are attacking."