Next Game

S Marino v England

Saturday, 05 September 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Last Game

Slovenia 2 - 3 England

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Johnson dreaming of England

Adam Johnson admits he is starting to believe he could push his way into England's World Cup squad.

Last Updated: 06/02/14 at 08:44 Post Comment

Adam Johnson: On target against Newcastle

Adam Johnson: On target against Newcastle

The Sunderland winger's form has been sensational in recent weeks, and he is hoping he can impress Roy Hodgson - having previously suggested he had given up hope of making the World Cup squad/

Hodgson is set to watch Sunderland take on Hull in the Premier League this weekend, and Johnson will look to press his claims along with the likes of Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore.

Former Middlesbrough winger Johnson has not been involved for England since moving to the Stadium of Light from Manchester City in 2012. His last involvement came in the build up to Euro 2012 - but he failed to make the final cut under Hodgson.

He admits he is hungry to return to the Three Lions fold and said: "Of course, I have missed it. The best thing of all is to play for England.

"A few months ago, I didn't think I had a chance but maybe I do now."

After Johnson scored in Sunderland's weekend win at Newcastle, Black Cats boss Gus Poyet highlighted his belief that the system they were playing suited the 26-year-old - and he agrees.

"Gus Poyet likes his team playing higher up the pitch and he likes to get attacking players on the ball," said Johnson, who made his international debut in May 2010 and has won 11 caps to date.

"That system suits wingers better. A lot of the time in the past, I had to run 70 yards with the ball just to get into a dangerous position. Now I'm much fresher."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of a move to PSG.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company