Glen Johnson wants fans to forgive England's World Cup flops

Defender feels friendly would be a wasted exercise if boos circle around Wembley....
Liverpool and England defender Glen Johnson fears the friendly against Hungary on Wednesday could turn out to be a waste of time if the team are booed after their failure at the World Cup.

Johnson, one of only ten players from the World Cup squad set to feature against Hungary, feels that any form of animosity shown towards the players could be counter-productive as the team prepare to begin their Euro 2012 campaign.

"If they boo us for 90 minutes, what are we going to get out of that? What is that going to help?” Johnson told The Daily Mail.

"It's not like everyone went to the World Cup and didn't try out there. The players were more disappointed than the fans.

"In my eyes, the fans should forget about it like we have. Obviously we're all disappointed but it's done, it's happened, and we will all go forward together.

"Of course it's been difficult to get over because it's every kid's dream to play in a World Cup, do well and try to get to the final. But we were far from it and a long way off the pace.

"It was not easy to forget but I think the sooner you do try to forget it, the easier it will make it for everyone. We will try to go out and entertain the fans and win, like we do in every game."

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