The 19 year-old told the Observer: "I'm a passionate sort of player. I'd love to be captain one day.
Confidence is perhaps the quality Richards exudes more than any other.
"I don't get nervous on the pitch," he says. "As soon as you cross the white line and the first ball is kicked there's a game on and you can blank everything else out. There are times, too, when I sit back and think, 'Wow, I've come a long way in a short time.' I can't lie, I do still think that. But from where I am now, it's better to look forward. That's just as good."