Hoffenheim’s young talent talks about his ambitions for the future.
, who has joined
on loan from Bayern Munich, says that he wants to follow Gnabry and Alaba’s footsteps in his career.
Richards told the Bundesliga’s official channel:
“Yes, it definitely did.
“Growing up watching their story and hearing their experiences personally from them has really been inspirational for me. That was one of the reasons I decided to come here.
“I feel good. I’ve played a few games and some important games, so it has been really good to get 90 minutes under my legs for a few weeks. It has been really nice.”
And about the American talents in Bundesliga he added:
“I think it all started with Christian Pulisic,
"I think a lot of Americans saw that us Americans can be productive and successful here in Germany and I think after Christian, it allowed Bundesliga coaches and management to realize that the US has a lot of untapped potential and I think they are starting to use it now.
“It’s kind of just this fight we have in us Americans, we always want to be the hardest working people - we want to show people, they always count us out early, especially in football.
“Not just me, but this whole new generation of footballers we have, we are kind of turning the tide on that perception of us.”