With an impressive 2-0 home leg victory over AaB Aalborg on Thursday evening, the blue half of Manchester is starting to dream of glory in Europe.
Of course, with a quarter-final berth not yet secured, City have a long way to go if they are to achieve their aim, but the 20-year-old star insists that the players must have faith in their own ability if they are to fulfil their potential.
"We know we can go far in this competition, now we can start believing it a little bit more," Richards told the club's official website.
"We have the players to go as far as we can; now it is down to us.
"After the Villa game we had a lot of confidence and we wanted to give it 100% against Aalborg. We had a few players missing again, but we worked well as a team and we showed we can play our football whoever is on the pitch."
ConfidenceCity must now travel to Denmark for the return leg, but with such a strong advantage, Richards is aware that securing an away goal would almost guarantee their progress to the quarter-finals.
"We're confident we can get a goal. We have to go over there and just play our football," he added.
"In this competition we have done well away from home so hopefully we can carry that form on and go through.
"We've played a lot of games this season, it has been a tough ride for us, but we are just trying to get our bodies and minds right so we can keep going."