Man City defender Richards targets England recall

Manchester City defender Micah Richards is determined to win back his place in England's squad.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards is determined to win back his place in England's squad.

Although the disappointment of missing out on Euro 2012 with England was tempered somewhat by his call-up to the GB side, Richards remains focused on regaining his place in Roy Hodgson's squad.

"If you look at my form last season, when I was playing, I thought I was as good as any English full-back in the league," he said.

"It is hard for the England manager though. He's got a lot of players to choose from and there are players in that position who are also very good - Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker, who got young player of the season.

"Again there's competition but I've always said when I'm fit and playing I believe I'm as good as anyone in the league.

"It's just up the manager to give me a chance and if he does I'll take it with both hands."

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