Wednesday, 7 July 2010

AJ's role

It's good to see Adam Johnson ready to spend some of next season on the bench:
Johnson said: "There's a big squad here now but there's also a lot of games, and everybody can't play in every game - there's Europe as well as the two cups.

"We need a good squad with strong people on the bench. There will obviously be changes for different games and I'm ready for that. It's going to be exciting times. I can't wait."
If he's made his peace with this then that's a good thing. Quite a few of his team-mates will have to make the same accommodation. If things go well next season we will be playing 60 or so matches. No outfield player, particularly one of Johnson's age and role, can expect to play all the time.

I'm sure we'll see some fairly heavy rotation. Fortunately for Johnson he can play on either wing in a 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 set up. I keep meaning to do a post about likely line-ups and combinations but the fact is that even among wide players, I have genuinely no idea whether Craig Bellamy, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Vladimir Weiss or of course James Milner will be at City next year. Until their futures are resolved we can't make guesses. But I'm sure Johnson will get a good number of games next year.


thomas said...

very grown up and mature response from a young footballer. Good news!

Dextersmart said...

I want AJ11 to realize that he is one of the best wingers in the world and has the ability to become the best. I want AJ11 to give any winger in Man City a fight for the position. I believe he will come out top. Even if he is on the bench he should fight for that position like it was his inheritance. Good luck my favorite upcoming winger.