Man City news

Johnson disappointed by City chase

May 3, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester City midfielder Adam Johnson admits that he is very disappointed, after the club's incredible spending, that his side have not sustained a more serious bid for the Premier League title.

Adam Johnson
PA PhotosAdam Johnson: Signed in January 2010

Johnson will play a part in City's run-in that sees them needing just one win from their remaining four games to secure a place in next season's Champions League, while they can also pick up their first trophy for 35 years when they face Stoke in the FA Cup final on May 28.

But, after City owner Sheikh Mansour spent more than £250 million in the transfer market, Johnson thinks that the club should have done better this season.

"I'm disappointed that we are not in there. Personally, I think we should be and a lot of neutral people think we should be with the squad we have. But there was a couple of iffy results which we should have won,'' he said.

"At the start of the season we wanted to be top two and having been in the top four all season we want to keep pushing.

''We might yet finish even higher than fourth. We've just got to keep going. But that result at Liverpool didn't mean we thought Spurs could catch us. We knew we still had a few points on them and we've pushed that gap to seven, which is massive for us."