After admitting that he is ready to quit the club, Manchester City winger Adam Johnson has sensationally admitted that he now plans to remain at Eastlands club for long-term.
Johnson who left Championship side Middlesbrough to join City has recently expressed his frustration with life as a substitute and that he would “definitely consider” his options if he was not a first-team regular.
However, he has now said those comments were not a true reflection of his feelings.
“The first thing I thought when you read something like that is that the fans will think I want to get away,” he said in the Manchester Evening News.
“That hurt, because I care more about what the fans think than what anybody else thinks.
“I think the fans understand that I just want to play. When I play I try to give 100% every time and I think that comes across in the way that I play.
“I said something in a moment of frustration and things can get blown out of proportion.
“I am happy here. I love playing football more than anything and I’d love to play in every game, but it would be wrong to think I want to leave. I don’t.
“My future is here long-term, without a doubt. I’ve only been here eight months but my career has already changed for the better. It would be stupid of me to want to leave.”