Glen Johnson: The attacking full-back

Relish your position

“What kid wants to play full-back? I didn’t. I was a striker as a boy and loved the glory that goes with scoring goals. That’s where the manager played me until I was 15. I never thought about where I’d end up playing as an adult, but I love my current role at right-back. The modern full-back is very much an attacking outlet: as midfields get narrower it’s us who have to get up and down and offer width. Embrace it, you’re action man!”

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