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Mancini wants more from star man Johnson

MANCHESTER City boss Roberto Mancini is expecting more from Adam Johnson after claiming he "has everything to become one of the top wingers".

Johnson scored once and set up another goal for Samir Nasri as City changed their side completely from the 6-1 win over Manchester United and still won 5-2 at Wolves to reach the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup.

But Mancini was still not totally satisfied with the performance of the former Middlesbrough player.

He said: "Sometimes he thinks: 'Okay in this game I scored one goal, I did an assist, that is enough'.

"I think Adam, because he is young, can improve a lot. He needs to think in a different way.

"He needs to think: 'I scored one goal, I did one assist, I should continue because I want to score another goal and another assist, and run back to defend'.

"He can do this if he wants. My opinion is this, he has everything to become one of the top wingers."

Mancini added: "Adam is young, he is in his third season in the Premier League. I am disappointed when he doesn't put everything on the pitch.


"He played well, but for the second goal Wolves scored (by Jamie O'Hara), he never followed his opponent. Adam is the only one winger we have in the team.

"He cannot play every three days, it is impossible, but if he wants to improve, he can have chances to play."

Edin Dzeko (two) and Dorus de Vries' own goal completed City's rout, with Nenad Milijas -- who had given the home side the lead -- and O'Hara scoring for Wolves.

On his own side's display last night, Wanderers boss McCarthy admitted: "That was an abject lesson in finishing. But I was pleased with our performance. That sounds crazy when you've just been beaten by five, but I was happy."