Chris Richards has revealed that it was his decision to join Hoffenheim on loan from Bayern München during the summer transfer window.
|Chris Richards.||Photo: TSG Hoffenheim|
"It was my decision to go out on loan," Richards said in an interview with Transfermarkt and added:
"We had five centre-backs at the time, and if I wasn't one of the first two or three, then I would have just been waiting around, and after playing for the last few months, I had to go somewhere where I was playing.
"They respected my decision, and they knew that it was the best not just for me but for them as well, as I will hopefully come back with some 30 odd games.
"All I can do now is go back next summer and give them a convincing argument as to why I should be in the starting XI," said the U.S. international.
Richards has made seven Bundesliga appearances for Hoffenheim this season. His contract with Bayern expires in 2025.