Richards reveals hilarious moment Henry nutmegged him and winked

‘I thought: “this cheeky b******”‘: Micah Richards reveals hilarious moment Thierry Henry nutmegged him and then winked at him before Alan Shearer jokes: ‘I’d have loved to play against you… I’d have given you more than a f***ing wink’

  • Micah Richards recalled the time Thierry Henry nutmegged him during a game
  • The former Manchester City defender said the Arsenal striker winked afterwards
  • The pundit was discussing the best forwards to have played at the Euros 

Micah Richards has recalled the time former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry cheekily winked after nutmegging him during a game.

The ex-Manchester City defender was discussing some of the best strikers to have played in the Euros for Match of the Day’s Top 10 podcast alongside BBC pundits Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.

When asked by Lineker whether he considered Henry his worst nightmare, Richards replied: ‘Yes, he was because he was quick, he wasn’t strong but as soon as you touched him he would go over.


Micah Richards has recalled how Thierry Henry winked after nutmegging him during a game

‘He was just annoying, you can’t do anything. I remember one time we were playing and he megged me and then he winked at me and then he was gone. 

‘And because I was an Arsenal fan as well, I was like “ahhh”.’  

Shearer was quick to jump in with a joke at Richards’ expense, adding:  ‘I would have loved to have played against you. 

‘I would have given you more than a f***ing wink!’ 

Both Richards and Shearer were asked to pick their top 10 strikers to have played at the Euros with each opting to choose the same top five. 

Richards picked the ex-Arsenal man as one of the best forwards to have played at the Euros

Alan Shearer joked that he would have given Richards more than a wink if he’d nutmegged him

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

Henry came third on the list with Marco van Basten second and Cristiano Ronaldo taking top spot.

Further down their top 10 included Shearer himself, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Antoine Greizmann and Ruud van Nistelrooy. 

Both Richards and Henry and Shearer will be pundits for the BBC during their coverage of the Euros this summer with Lineker one of their main presenters.




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