Johnson unhappy as a benchwarmer

Adam Johnson have stated his disappointment for being a substitute player at Manchester City. The England international winger has shown good form for City recently and England as well but still finds himself on the bench for his club every time. The ex-Middlesbrough player says he is ready to quit the club if he cannot command a first team place.

Adam Johnson

Every footballer has to think about it when the time comes. It is still early but I definitely would consider it. It is disappointing when you are not playing from the start in games like that,” he said about being a substitute against Man United.
I was itching to get on. I was dying to play from the start not just come on.
The manager has to make decisions but I was gutted to be left out.
With the players we have it will be a rotation but I am full of confidence and I just want to be playing.
I have got to train and get on with it, nothing is going to change. I have to keep the right frame of mind and get in the team because I want to play for the national team as well.
I like attacking, scoring goals and creating goals and pleasing the fans. When I play I just want to excite fans and give them something to watch.

He says that Mancini is more concerned about City being a stronger force defensively which was visible in their matches against Man United and Birmingham.

A lot of the players are attacking-minded players and want to attack, but I think what has been important to the manager is getting the shape right and working on our defensive shape.
It has been about not conceding goals first and keeping clean sheets and then maybe nicking one.
We have not been playing great or attractive football but we are getting results. If we can stay in the pack until after Christmas who knows what we can do.
Maybe we could win it. There is loads of football to be played, we are not a million miles off the top.
The top four are capable of beating each other and slipping up. We just have to keep winning games and if we are there or thereabouts we have a chance.
We have definitely got to be pushing to stay where we are until after Christmas and then see what we are capable of doing.


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