Having witnessed Micah Richards’ incisive football analysis on television, I just knew I had to grab him for a Big Interview. I was not to be disappointed.
As a talented, hardworking defender, he didn’t have his troubles to seek – injuries interrupted and shortened his career. But Micah will always be remembered as a winner, having lifted the FA Cup and the Premier League trophy with Manchester City.
He was such good pals with Mario Balotelli at City that they both sported the same eccentric haircut, and while Micah is frank about his friend’s flaws, he also speaks about the often-unfair treatment he, and footballers in general, receive. He is similarly open about his transformative relationship with his Sky Blues boss Roberto Mancini, a man who players either loved or hated.
Micah’s descriptions of the remarkable 2011-12 league winning campaign which went down to the last seconds of the last day, are captivating, and the reason we do these Big Interviews.