Johnson Disappointedly Left Out Of England Squad

Johnson Disappointedly Left Out Of England Squad

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has claimed that he is disappointed not to be part of the World Cup 2014 squad for the England national team. Johnson has been left out of the squad despite an impressive second half of the season. His exploits over the course of the season may have gone unnoticed since Sunderland struggled with relegation for most of the season. However, they managed to stay up largely because of the quality provided by Conner Wickham and Adam Johnson. The 26-year-old was also was named as the Premier League player of the month in January.

Johnson has said that he feels that his form over the course of the season has been extremely good and that he was looking to get included in the England squad for the World Cup. The injuries to players like Walcott who are regarded as his main competitors was expected to help him in this regard. However, Roy Hodgson decided to go in for players from Liverpool like Raheem Sterling. These players have limited international experience when compared with Johnson, who has made 12 appearances for the national team.

However, his last appearance for the national team came in August 2012 and it now looks highly unlikely that he will be recalled to the team anytime soon.

“On the whole, since the new gaffer [Gus Poyet] came in, I’ve been happy with my form. It was then that I started scoring a few goals and getting back to my best form and from January onwards is probably the best I have played in my career. Everyone would be saying that I was playing really well at City when I was getting into England squads, but personally I think this is the best spell I’ve had as a footballer,” said the 26-year-old about his international place.

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