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Johnson - England goal a great moment

05 Sep 2010 14:00:43

| Submit Comments| Comments (11)| Printable Version1/1Play SlideshowClose MapAdam JohnsonManchester City star Adam Johnson claims his goal in England's 4-0 win against Bulgaria was the biggest moment of his career to date. Johnson benefited from some sloppy goalkeeping, but to score was a dream for the 23-year-old winger in his competitive debut. "It was a massive moment," he said. "To score my first goal in my first competitive game, it's the biggest moment of my career, but the most important thing was getting a good win and now we move on to Tuesday (against Switzerland) and hopefully we'll get another three points." Johnson replaced Theo Walcott, and was able to make the most of a tiring defence. "When I got on I seemed to have quite a bit of space, especially down the right, and I pushed on to create some more chances and I took my luck and had a go. "It was just a massive moment. Scoring for your country is obviously something everyone dreams about when you're younger and I'm no different." Johnson won his third cap for England in the win, but feels he is settling in quickly with the help of several City colleagues. "I'm getting to know the lads better and better even with some new faces around, but there are a lot of City boys, so it's easier to settle in," said Johnson, who singled out goalkeeper Joe Hart as a player he has known since they played together for the Under-19s. "I'm good mates with Joe, we're of a similar age and both at City," he said. "We grew up in the Under-19s where we always tried to help each other with stuff. He's relatively experienced now and he's been good just like everyone has." Hart got to go to the World Cup, where Johnson, part of Capello's preliminary 30-man squad, was left behind. Although England's campaign ended in a huge disappointment, Johnson said there was no way he could be happy about having missed it. "A World Cup comes around every four years, and no matter how it went it would have been something to say you went to a World Cup, so I would still like to have gone," he said. "Now I've got to wait another four years to have another chance. It was one of those decisions, it was disappointing, but it's behind me now." What do you think? Have your say.| Submit Comments| Comments (11)| Printable VersionAdd A CommentEnter your comments:Sending


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