Manchester City’s Adam Johnson desperate for regular playing time
Adam Johnson admits he may have to consider his future at Manchester City after a frustrating season at Eastlands
Adam Johnson has hinted he could leave Manchester City in search of regular playing time.
The 25-year-old started just 10 games for the Premier League champions as Roberto Mancini preferred David Silva, James Milner and Samir Nasri in midfield.
“I’m the kind of player that needs to be playing regularly. Any player does really, no matter what age they are,” Johnson said.
“I need to play week-in, week-out. You can’t just go into one game after not having played for five and be expected to perform.
“Like I said, it would be nice to get a run of games with England but I’m not sure if I’ll get that chance at City. Time will tell.”
Johnson, who joined the Eastlands outfit from Middlesbrough in 2010, featured in England’s 2-1 victory over Italy in Berne on Wednesday, and the winger is desperate to be involved in the national set-up on a regular basis.
“It was brilliant to get 90 minutes for England. After the disappointment of the Euros, to get straight back in and start was fantastic and has given me a lot of confidence,” he added.
“I enjoyed it as I had a bit more freedom and I felt good. The manager said he wants me to go out and express myself, feel free and take people on, which is what I like to do.
“I really enjoyed it and hopefully I can play a few more games. It would be nice to get a run of games with England and hopefully I can push on to the next qualifiers.”