Johnson Expects Backlash For Poor Results

21 March 2013 02:32
Adam Johnson has said criticism is to be expected from fans.

Adam Johnson: "You always get that, being judged [by fans and pundits] is a part of football.

"If it's going well you're the world's best, when it's not you're the worst.

"I never read papers when I was younger, it doesn't bother me anymore what people say about me, I just want to get on with the game and do as well as I can.

"As a team and as a club we've got to stick together and just get through this bad time, all teams go through it.

"When you're winning it goes well, no-one has anything to moan about.

"When things aren't going well, people get down, the team and fans and the sooner we get a couple of good results the better. We've just got to keep fighting."

"That's the beauty of football.

"The last three games everyone expected us to get a result, you get points in games where teams don't expect it.

"Maybe the lads go out without expectancy and can play their own game, so when we surprise them it's good.

"There's nothing better than playing a team that could win the league this season and show them what we can do.

"A good performance against them and everything is good again."

Source: Sunderland-Mad