Spurs target admits distraction

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Manchester City defender Micah Richards admits that he has been distracted about his future.

The defender, who can operate at centre half or as a right-back has been linked with a move to Spurs and would have been a fantastic addition to Harry Redknapp’s squad. Especially as an alternative to Ledley King in the heart of the back four, or to add some pace to the right flank in place of Vedran Corluka.

Unfortunately for Spurs, Richards has been only one of a few to impress during City’s pre-season campaign.

“There have been lots of things said and written about my future at City this summer,” he said.

“But I think from the effort I have put in during training and in the pre-season games that it is evident to everyone that I want to stay at City.

“It does affect your concentration when you are consistently linked with a move away or people are talking about you being replaced – especially as I have been here for so long.

“Sometimes you get a bit down when these things are constantly being said and I play best when I am happy and confident which I am at the moment.”

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