What We're Reading

Johnson Ready for 'Gladbach Challenge

  • ESPN FC, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:45 PM

During his press unveiling on Wednesday, USA defender Fabian Johnson, who moved to Borussia Monchengladbach from Hoffenheim on a free transfer this summer, said that he has recovered from the thigh injury he sustained during the USA’s 2-1 Round of 16 loss to Belgium at the World Cup and is looking forward to beginning the Bundesliga season with his new club.

"In my view [Monchengladbach is] the best club for me to progress as a player,” the 26-year-old said. “No player should ever be satisfied with what he's already achieved, you have to want more, and I'm no different to anyone else.” He added: "Borussia are in the Europa League, which excites me. I want to continue my personal development and help the team be successful."

Regarding the injury, he added, "I picked up a tight thigh muscle in our final World Cup game against Belgium but I had treatment on it right away and was able to enjoy my holiday. I've come back rested and fresh and I'm looking forward to my new role. I hope I can make up the three weeks I've missed as soon as possible. I'll be doing my utmost to get back up to speed quickly."

Read the whole story at ESPN FC »

Next story loading loading..