City slicker Adam Johnson aims to nail down England starting place

08 September 2010 10:52
Adam Johnson has revealed his determination to force his way into the England starting XI after netting for the second time in four days as a substitute.[LNB]The Manchester City winger followed up his first international goal against Bulgaria after coming off the bench with another in the impressive 3-1 win over Switzerland in Basle last night.[LNB]It was the perfect response from Johnson after being left out of the final 23 for the World Cup by Fabio Capello.[LNB] On target - again: Adam Johnson England's second goal against Switzerland[LNB]Johnson said: 'The aim is to make a contribution. You're disappointed not to be starting.[LNB]'You want to do your best when you come on and try to push to get into the starting XI.'I've tried to do that and I've got a couple of goals to show my efforts but it's up to the manager.'[LNB]Johnson was also full of pride at six City players being on the pitch for England at the final whistle.[LNB]He said: 'It was nice to have six of the lads finish the game. It's a credit to the club. Hopefully that will continue.[LNB] Two easy: Wayne Rooney (left) and Adam Johnson netted England's first two goals in Basle[LNB]'We've come off the back of two great wins and everyone is happy. It's a great two results and we're looking forward to meeting up again full of confidence.[LNB]'Coming into the qualifying group, there was a lot of pressure on us. I think with two wins, we're top of the group, we're full of confidence and we want to push on.'[LNB]Wayne Rooney opened the scoring with his first England goal in a year before Darren Bent put the icing on the cake with his first goal for his country.[LNB] A true pro! Swiss roll for Fabio Capello as Wayne Rooney thinks of England at lastCity sickener: Toure claims Tevez got armband to help him make friendsEx-City keeper Dibble warns Given he faces a battle regaining No 1 spot from HartKompany bewildered at Barca decision to let Toure join Manchester CityPremier League podcast: Tune in for the latest show on the big storiesMANCHESTER CITY FC

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