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Johnson: Best to Come

Glen Johnson has praised Harry Redknapp for raising his confidence and has explained why he joined Pompey from Chelsea.

'I had a couple of years not playing, so this season is massive for me. I just wanted to play. At Chelsea, I just had to keep my head strong. It was difficult coming in for the odd game. You're not as confident as you might be when you're starting one game in six.

'You can't describe your feelings when you're not playing. You're down. You're not yourself. You get the hump.
'But Harry Redknapp told me if I was to come here rather than go to Holland, where I had an offer, I would be in people's eyes. My confidence is built by the little things Harry Redknapp says, little comments that might go unnoticed, but stick in your mind.

'I'm getting there. I know I can still get better. I feel I've got more to give. I've been through a lot. I've been relegated and won a title. But people forget I'm only 22.'

I`ve been impressed with Glen thus far and any improvement would be welcomed by Pompey fans…




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Date:Tuesday October 17 2006

Time: 7:13PM

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and come may, he can tell joses' giants to get stuffed and move to the coast.
paultsmouth
I think GJ has been great, i didnt understand why ruggers was criticising him previously, i waffled then in contempt then and i'll waffle the same now he "is a clear level above anyone who we have ever had play in that position for us" and the most entertaining !! (except of course the wonderfull Noel blake who could score an own goal from anywhere in our half) It's a shame GJ cant play against chelski, the info i have is that it is not in his heart is to go back there and nor do the chelski fans up here expect it and they are resigned to losing him. I never really understood why people rated him until he joined us, the blokes work rate is phenominal.. Ilove glane so much... I think Les should have his children
russellm
if pompey can keep it up this season, i think we would be genuine contenders for his signature
paultsmouth
He has an option to sign for us
VitalPompeyAdmin
and Les can have Glanes brother Glen's children to, and Sol's (ouch) and Linvoys to
russellm
les is going to have one sore arse
paultsmouth
yep :-) when i typed Sol i was thinking AnuSol
russellm
I better get to work!
lmatthews
right you are Stud
russellm
Glen Johnson has been great for us but he was shocking against Spurs, nobody can doubt that... I've not played for ten years having had to quit the game but even I could have put in a better performance than he did that day even with my dodgy knee. Everyone has bad games, and he had a couple, but on the whole he's been sound and I'm more than glad we've got him, hopefully we can keep him...
pompeyrug
Did I tell you guys that I can now post comments?
Lysimachus
Can you Lysi?
russellm
i THINK I CAN!
Lysimachus
Can you Lysi? can you? are you sure Lysi ? are you sure ?
russellm
He was MOM for me against West Ham. Pity he can't play against the Romanians, but at least he can't get injured.
pompeygray
I Forgot that GJ can't play against Chelski... that'll be a massive blow. Pamarot can be dodgy can't he but hopefully he'll have a game like he did against boro...
pompeyrug
pompeyrug we are also without our captain, which means we will be expecting Taylor to defend and unless Tony Adams has worked a miracle Taylor cannot tackle without swiping.
russellm
So many have been wanting Dejan out so now they have their wish! I think he'll be missed more than Johnson personally. I still think Taylor is a much better defender than many give him credit you know...
pompeyrug
 

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