Sunderland winger Johnson: I was forgotten at Man City

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson feels he was "forgotten" by Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

Mancini’s tough love approach did not work for this talented but under-used 25-year-old.

Johnson told The Sun: “What drives me on now is to play and to be appreciated.

“There are a lot of big players at City and it was my time to go and be my own player. From the last year, or longer, I wasn’t playing enough.

“I was forgotten about. I want to get playing again and have people talk about me again for being good. That is why I signed for Sunderland.

“I’ve come here and I’ll be able to play with a bit of freedom and do what I did before I left Middlesbrough.”

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