Man City winger Johnson targets England recall

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson admits breaking back into the England squad is a major goal next season. Johnson was axed by Fabio Capello on the eve of the World Cup last month.

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson admits breaking back into the England squad is a major goal next season.

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."

Johnno and a squad of City team-mates fly out to the United States on Saturday for a pre-season tour that will be followed by friendlies with Borussia Dortmund and Valencia.

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."

 
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