Richards shares brilliant David Silva story: “He loves a bevvy”

Micah Richards has revealed that his former Manchester City teammate David Silva enjoyed the occasional tipple – and he’s also unveiled quite the story from one of their overseas trips.

Richards, 32, spent five years in the same side as Silva between 2010 and 2015 – although Micah did spend the final year of that run on loan at Fiorentina.

During that time City enjoyed an incredibly successful spell and, for the most part, both men had a significant role to play in that.

“He has a pot belly”

As it turns out, though, Silva wasn’t just a magician on the pitch, because he was also quite the ironman with his drinking – as confirmed by Richards in a recent episode of the Match of the Day podcast.

“David Silva loves a bevvy. Wow, he loves a bevvy. He won’t mind me saying, but he loves any beer,” Richards said. “He has a pot belly as well – he absolutely hated running. He is just totally gifted.

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“There was a time in Los Angeles and [Roberto] Mancini said we could go out. And what’s the point of putting a curfew on at 12 o’clock? The clubs are just starting!

“There was security, we’re on about the third floor, but outside we’ve got a ladder down. 

“Joleon [Lescott] was there, [Nigel] De Jong was there, I was there, David Silva was there and there was a couple more.

“We were sneaking out and we’ve got our tracksuit on just in case, and we had four taxis ready to take us out. 

“We didn’t get back until 6am. David Silva is the last man standing. 

“The next day in training he was first in running, first in possession. I was just like ‘what the f*** is this?’ It’s just not fair. 

“He won’t mind me saying that, he is a living legend.”

Moral of the story – we want a night out with David Silva.

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