Johnson in dreamland
Adam Johnson said to score on his competitive England debut was a dream come true.
By Razwan Mirza
Last Updated: 06/09/10 10:42am
Adam Johnson said to score on his competitive England debut was a dream as he sets his sights on breaking into Fabio Capello's starting XI.
The Manchester City winger scored his first goal for his country against Bulgaria at Wembley on Friday as the Three Lions opened their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a win.
Johnson claimed that his goal in the 4-0 rout was the biggest moment of his career to date.
He told Sky Sports News: "It was a massive moment.
"To score my first goal in my first competitive game, it's the biggest moment of my career, but the most important thing was getting a good win.
"Scoring for your country is obviously something everyone dreams about when you're younger and I'm no different."
The 23-year-old believes England are now on a high and have the confidence to go to the intimidating St. Jakob Park in Basel and claim a victory.
"It will be very tough on Tuesday but we must be patient and move the ball around because they will be hard to break down.
"We're more than capable of going there and getting a win.
"Two wins out of two games would be a perfect start for us."
The pacy winger won his third cap for England on Friday night, and feels he is settling in quickly thanks to the help of his City colleagues.
"I'm getting to know the lads better and better even with some new faces around, but there are a lot of City boys, so it's easier to settle in."
"I'm good mates with Joe (Hart), we're of a similar age and both at City.
"We grew up in the Under-19s where we always tried to help each other with stuff. He's relatively experienced now and he's been good just like everyone has."