VIDEO: Micah's return
Thursday, 01 March, 2012
Defender spoke to FATV about his international comeback.
By Nicholas Veevers
England defender Micah Richards make his international comeback against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday night and despite the setback of a 3-2 defeat, admitted that it was good to be involved again.
The Manchester City man made his first England Senior appearance back in late-2006, but had been absent from the squad in the last few years until caretaker manager Stuart Pearce called him back into the group for this game following his good form with his club this season.
And now Richards is hoping to secure a more permanent place in the squad as focus turns to the European Championship Finals this summer.
"It's nice to be back amongst the camp," admitted Richards to FATV after the game.
"Pearce had the bottle to change a few things and see what we could do, as there are big decisions for the Euros.
"It's every player's dream to play for their country and I always give 100 per cent and passion, so I was delighted to be back and hopefully I'll be in the next squads in the future."
As for the game itself, Richards felt his side were a little unfortunate to finish up on the losing side against and experienced and proven Dutch outfit, many of whom were part of the side which reached the World Cup Final in 2010.
"We showed character to get two goals back, but unfortunately it was Robben's night and he scored two to kill us," he added.
"We can take positives out of this though, there were a few new faces and we created chances but if you don't take them against teams like this, you get punished."
Watch the full interview with Micah for more about the game, his future and working his way back up from the Under-21 squad into the Seniors by clicking here or on the link to the right.