Johnson impressed by new Sunderland teammate Giaccherini

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is full of praise for new teammate Emanuele Giaccherini.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is full of praise for new teammate Emanuele Giaccherini.

The £6.5 million summer signing from Juventus has already impressed in pre-season friendlies against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, after penning a four-year contract at the Stadium of Light.

Johnson told the Evening Chronicle: “He’s everything you’d expect from that type of player, that’s what he’s like. His technique’s good, he can see a pass, he’s clever like most Italian attackers. I think he’s only going to get stronger as well when he plays a few games.

“He’s not scared of the physical side of it. Against Tottenham (in Hong Kong) he put a tackle in on Kyle Walker early on when a lot of players probably would have shied away. He got going and got stuck in.”

 
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