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Mancini warns Johnson not to believe the hype

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has sought to take Adam Johnson down a notch, telling the young England international he's nowhere near the player he thinks he is and he shouldn't believe the hype the English media has placed around him.

Only half of Johnson's 16 appearances for his club this season have been as a member of Mancini's starting line-up, with the player seemingly the major loser following David Silva's £24million summer arrival from Valencia.

The 23-year-old former Middlesbrough man on Friday admitted he is finding life on the bench difficult, but Mancini reckons the England international needs to "think more'' and work harder for the team.

Quoted in several newspapers, the Italian

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kulka2216d ago

Thats what you get when two great wingers who would be best player in other teams have to fight for same places this happens at every position at City

Maradona2216d ago

yes and there are many players in the same situation in city.

Messishow2216d ago

Mancini should be lucky to be top 6. He destroys players.

kulka2216d ago

its not him its City how can he keep all player happy if you have 6 or 7 good strikers or midfilders and still signing more

karim2216d ago

Mancini is right..Johnson is getting carried away and becoming arrogant

GJ232216d ago

He is a bit. He was always overhyped i thought.

kulka2216d ago

he is a good player but he also needs time on the pitch to develope

karim2216d ago

It's never good to be overhyped

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