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Season 2009/10

Adam's in dreamland

  • 25 May 2010 11:50
  • Posted by David Clayton

Adam Johnson says moving to City has helped him realise his boyhood dreams.

‘AJ’ won his first England cap last night with a cameo substitute role against Mexico last night and the Blues’ winger is feeling on top of the world.

“It was brilliant and I really enjoyed it,” said Johnson, who was speaking exclusively to “The last six months have been unbelievable and winning my first England cap was the proudest moment of my career.

“I wasn’t too nervous but deep down I was desperate to get on. It’s what you dream of when you’re a little lad and to make my debut in front of 88,000 people at Wembley is something I’ll never forget.”

With the Johnson family and friends watching from the stands, Adam admitted he perhaps could have won a penalty to mark his debut, but was perhaps too honest.

“Yeah, I probably should have gone down!” he laughed.

I just wanted to go on and score myself, but hopefully there will be other chances for England in the years to come

...Adam Johnson

“Middlesbrough were great for me and for my development, but coming to City has been fantastic. If I’d stayed where I was I doubt I would have had this opportunity and now hopefully I can end the season by going to the World Cup.”

Watch out for an exclusive interview with Adam filmed shorty after his debut later this afternoon.

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