Micah Richards has revealed everything about his thriving on-screen partnership with Roy Keane – and insists the Irishman is one of the sharpest, funniest people he knows.
Like Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, Keane and Richards have formed a great partnership, although they are like chalk and cheese.
The couple’s comments often enliven the most boring games, along with Richards’ humor and Keane’s. crotch way often essential for viewing.
Irishman Keane comes across as a grumpy soul. But Richards insists it’s kind of a game for the cameras and says the Manchester United legend is a great character.
“A lot of people ask me about Roy outside of work. I don’t know him, I don’t call him, I don’t text him. Richards said the last Super 6 Podcast.
Asked by host Laura Woods to reveal more, Richards added, “Behind the scenes, despite being just the cutest, funniest guy. He’s so crisp, you know, he’s right on it. When football shifts into high gear, this is where his passion shines through. People think his on-air personality is a facade, but that’s his real passion for the game. Everything is real.
“But as a person… I have to be careful about how he’s viewed. I don’t want people to think I’m taking advantage of him. Yes, it’s a double act, but I have to be careful about the levels at which people can see it. “
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Richards advises Chelsea for Champions League glory
Keane is not the only man who is often misjudged and Richards also had warm words for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues have been in good shape since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. They are unbeaten in 14 games since the German’s appointment, having conceded just two incredible goals during that span. Meanwhile, Chelsea have moved from ninth to fourth in the Premier League and are also in the FA Cup semi-finals.
However, it is in the Champions League that Richards sent gives Chelsea a real chance of success.
“Chelsea are black horses you know,” Richards told the last Super 6 Podcast. “I did an article a few months ago saying it was a shame that Frank Lampard came out. And then Tuchel comes in and I’m like ‘how are you? No!’
“But look at them now. They only conceded two or three goals. They have Porto next door [in the Champions League] then Real Madrid or Liverpool. None of them play as well and then they are in the final.
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