VIDEO: Johnson's England joy
Wednesday, 08 September, 2010
Goalscorer reflects on a good five days for himself and England.
Click here to watch a video interview with Johnson on FATV.
Adam Johnson is in danger of getting a reputation as England's super-sub after coming off the bench to score for the Three Lions twice in five days.
The Manchester City winger scored England's second goal in the 70th minute of their 3-1 win in Switzerland that leaves Fabio Capello's men top of Group G with a 100 per cent record.
And following on his from his goal in the 4-0 win ovewr Bulgaria at Wembley on Friday, it has been a good week for the winger - and England.
"We're really happy," he said. "These are two great results for us and we look forward to meeting up again full of confidence," he said.
"It's disappointing not to start but the thing is to come on and do your best and hopefully push to get into the starting eleven. I've tried to do that and fortunately got a couple of goals."
Johnson entered the fray early on against the Swiss after Theo Walcott was injured as Wayne Rooney put England ahead in the tenth minute. The former Middlesbrough winger put in another good performance and scored the important second goal when he ran on to skipper Steven Gerrard's though pass before rounding Swiss 'keeper Diego Benaglio to score.
With Darren Bent making it 3-1 after Xherdan Shaqiri's goal had given the ten-man Swiss brief hope, it was a great night for the Three Lions.
"It's brilliant," added Johnson. "Coming into the qualifying campaign there was a lot of pressure on us, but we have given the fans something to cheer about now. Two wins, two great results and top of the group. We are full of confidence now and just want to push on."
Four Manchester City players started for England - Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Gareth Barry and James Milner. And when Shaun Wright-Phillips joined Johnson in coming off the bench, it meant six Eastlands players were on the field in the white of England.
"It was nice to have six of the lads finish the game and it's a credit to the club and the English lads who play for us," said Johnson. "Long may it continue."