Arsenal legend Ian Wright has criticised Aston Villa defender Micah Richards on The Sun Goals podcast.
The former Arsenal defender has also recounted his run-in with the former Manchester City man earlier this season.
Wright said on The Sun Goals podcast: “I remember a little while back when I mentioned about the captain and leading by example and being in the wrong position, I remember him calling me out.
“I didn’t really want to get involved with him and said to him: ‘Listen, Michael, we go back, call if you want to talk to me about anything’. He had a problem with me saying something to do with the captain, and I just said ‘your team’s bottom of the league and you are worried about me calling you out as the captain should be doing better’.
“I think that is an indictment to where his head’s at in respects of his position in the team and what he wants to do for the team because he was more worried about me digging him out for being the captain than the fact that his team were bottom and he is contributing to that.”
Richards, who can play as a right-back or as centre-back, joined Villa in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer.
The Englishman has a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 14%, and has won 55 headers, 25 dribbles and 24 tackles.
Villa are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with just 16 points from 27 matches. Remi Garde’s side will take on Everton at Villa Park in the league this evening.
The Villans have the worst home record in the Premier League this season, picking up only 10 points from 13 games.