Micah Richards reveals hilarious moment when Thierry Henry nutmeg him and then winked at him

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‘I thought, ‘this cheeky b******”: Micah Richards reveals hilarious moment Thierry Henry nutmeggled him and then winked at him before Alan Shearer joked: ‘I would have loved to play you… I’ gave you more than a wink’

  • Micah Richards recalled the time Thierry Henry gave him nutmeg during a match
  • The former Manchester City defender said the Arsenal striker winked afterwards
  • The expert discussed the best attackers who have played at the European Championship

Micah Richards recalls the time when former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry gave a cheeky wink after tampering with him during a match.

The ex-Manchester City defender discussed some of the best strikers they’ve played for in the Euros Contest of the Top 10 podcast of the day alongside BBC pundits Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.

When asked by Lineker whether he considered Henry to be his worst nightmare, Richards replied: ‘Yes, he was because he was fast, he wasn’t strong, but as soon as you touched him, he went for it.

Micah Richards remembers how Thierry Henry once gave him a nutmeg

The ex-Manchester City defender said Henry winked before sprinting away from him

The ex-Manchester City defender said Henry winked before sprinting away from him

Micah Richards recalls how Thierry Henry winked after messing with him during a match

“He was just annoying, there’s nothing you can do. I remember one time we were playing and he megged me and then he winked at me and then he was gone.

“And being an Arsenal fan too, I was like ‘ahhh’.”

Shearer quickly jumped in with a joke at the expense of Richards, adding: “I would have loved to play against you.

“I would have given you more than a wink!”

Both Richards and Shearer were asked to pick their top 10 strikers who had played at the European Championship, with each choosing to pick the same top five.

Richards chose the ex-Arsenal man as one of the best strikers to have played at the European Championship

Richards chose the ex-Arsenal man as one of the best strikers to have played at the European Championship

Richards chose the ex-Arsenal man as one of the best strikers to have played at the European Championship

Alan Shearer joked that he would have given Richards more than a wink if he had hurt him

Alan Shearer joked that he would have given Richards more than a wink if he had hurt him

Alan Shearer joked that he would have given Richards more than a wink if he had hurt him

The two experts had Jurgen Klinsmann at number five and Gerd Muller at number four.

Henry came in third on the list with Marco van Basten in second and Cristiano Ronaldo in first.

Further up in their top 10 were Shearer himself, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Antoine Greizmann and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Both Richards, Henry and Shearer will be experts for the BBC this summer as they cover the European Championship with Lineker as one of their key presenters.

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