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Richards happy at City
02 Dec 2006 - 10:16:10
Manchester City's exciting teenage defender Micah Richards says he is more than happy to stay put, despite rumours of interest from Chelsea.
The 18-year-old recently made his full England debut against the Netherlands, having signed a new four-year contract with the Citizens in the summer after becoming a first-team regular.
He told the club's official website: "I am very happy to be a City player.
"I am getting first-team football and playing every week and also representing my country. I don't think I could ask for more than that.
"I am really enjoying playing at right-back because it gives me the opportunity to bomb forward and to get into the opposition's box.
"It is playing at right-back that has also won me my first England cap too, so I can't complain.
"My aims for the rest of the season are to play my best for City, so we can climb up the table and keep my place in the England squad.
"I don't expect to start ahead of Gary Neville because he is so experienced, but it is up to me to play well for my club and keep my place in the national squad."