Johnson is determined that along with Craig Bellamy and Shaun Wright-Phillips he will get the better of Aaron Lennon, Gareth Bale and David Bentley in Wednesday night’s titanic, sold out clash with fellow Champions League hopefuls Spurs.
He told City's website: “It is great that the manager has such faith in wide players.
“I won the penalty and thankfully set up the second and Craig and Shaun combined for the third. Wingers are an important weapon in most top side’s attacks.
“Look at the impact Shaun had when he came on against tired legs against Villa. He was too much for them to handle. His arrival put the game out of reach.
“I know there is a tradition of wingers here at City stretching back many, many years. I think the fans like watching players running at each other with the ball.”