WORLD CUP 2010: Adam Johnson relishing chance to make Fabio Capello's final squad

12 May 2010 03:26
Adam Johnson is desperate to go to the World Cup and put a perfect cap on his fairytale season. [LNB]The Manchester City winger has been named in England manager Fabio Capello's 30-man provisional squad for South Africa, just a few months after stepping up from the Coca-Cola Championship. [LNB]The 22-year-old said: 'Going to a World Cup would be a fantastic end to a brilliant season. I've come a long way - I was still playing in the Championship with Middlesbrough in January.' [LNB] Winging his way to South Africa: Johnson could make the final squad[LNB]Johnson will be up against the likes of City team-mate Shaun Wright-Phillips for a place in the final squad of 23 Capello must name on June 1. [LNB]He added on City's official website: 'I'll be in good company when we go off to Austria next week. Apart from Shaunie and Gareth (Barry), Joe Hart is a good mate. We got our Under 21 call-up at the same time and roomed together. [LNB]'I'm just going to go and enjoy the two weeks and hope I get a few minutes against Mexico or Japan to show the manager what I can do. [LNB]  'I'm just happy to be in with a shout. I didn't want the season to end, I've been enjoying myself so much. If I do get into the 23 it would be the best moment of my career. And stranger things have happened. [LNB]'I'm not sure if it was a surprise, to be honest. I thought I was in with a chance - there's been a lot of talk so I was hopeful. I thought if I just kept my head down and played well, maybe it would happen. [LNB]'My mum and dad and family are all delighted for me, and I've had so many texts from friends. We had a few drinks last night to celebrate, but not too many.' [LNB] Parker, Johnson, Carragher and Bent in Capello's provisional England squadComplete lowdown on all 32 squads in the frame for South AfricaScholes says 'no' to Fabio Capello over England comeback... eventuallyEXCLUSIVE: Fancy Zlat? Chelsea and Manchester City offered Barcelona striker Ibrahimovic MANCHESTER CITY FC

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