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Man City's Richards out to prove he is good enough for Team GB after Beckham snub

Micah Richards is looking to prove himself for the Great Britain Olympic team after he was selected as one of three overage players.

The 24-year old Manchester City right-back was picked in Stuart Pearce's Team GB squad ahead of David Beckham but he is not about to let that talk affect his performances at this summer's Games.

"No, I don't think there's any extra pressure because of that," he told the London Evening Standard.

"You have to deal with pressure every time you play and, although this might be a little more special, I just want to go out and play my normal game.

"But I don't think it's really right for me to comment on what happened with David Beckham. That situation was totally down to Stuart Pearce.

"Obviously, when I didn't get selected for the Euros but got picked in the preliminary squad for Team GB I had one eye on coming here.

"Now all I can do is give 100% and show everyone why I am in the squad."

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