VIDEO: Wembley joy for Johnson
Tuesday, 25 May, 2010
Defender delighted to get off the scoring mark for England.
Click here to watch the full interview with Glen on FATV
It was a more memorable night than most for one member of the England team on Monday, as Glen Johnson celebrated netting his first goal for the Three Lions.
The Liverpool full-back has forged something of a reputation for himself in the Premier League over the last couple of seasons as being a player who is as renowned for his ability going forward as he is for his tenacity in defence.
That certainly proved the case at Wembley, as he combined well in support of Theo Walcott before unleashing an unstoppable left-footer into the top corner to put the seal on a 3-1 win.
Speaking to FATV after the game, Johnson revealed that he was pleased with the way things ended.
"It's great to get off the mark with your first goal for your country, so I'm really pleased about that,” he said.
“I do like to get forward when I have the chance, so it's great to get the goal. But the most important thing is the result.”
It was England’s final game at Wembley before the World Cup, so the former West Ham, Chelsea and Portsmouth man was delighted to leave the supporters with a positive result to reflect on before the action kicks-off in South Africa in June.
"It's really good, it was a great result and even though the lads were getting tired towards the end, we're all really happy,” he added.
"We now go away again for another week on Wednesday, so for us the World Cup begins then really.”