Man City winger Johnson targets England recall
Johnson was axed by Fabio Capello on the eve of the World Cup last month.
He told City's website: "For a couple of days after, I was absolutely devastated. But the manager had tough decisions to make. It didn't go how any of us wanted. I was disappointed for the lads.
"My next step will be to try to establish myself with the England set-up. A lot of people are talking about changes, and hopefully I can be part of that. A cap for my country would be a nice way to start the season."
He added: "First of all I've got to establish my place in the City team like I did towards the end of last season. That's the main aim, and if I play well, hopefully England will follow."