Man City defender Richards says England competition intense at right-back

Manchester City defender Micah Richards feels under constant pressure to keep his England place.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards feels under constant pressure to keep his England place.

He acknowledges the competition for the right-back role is not quite as weak as many would claim.

"People always say there aren't many right-backs," he said. "But Chris Smalling is doing a good job for Manchester United. I rate Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker's been doing very well.

"I think I'm twice the player I was when I made my England debut at 19.

"There's no reason I can't get in there but it's about biding my time."

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