Fulham signed American international striker Eddie Johnson from MLS side Kansas City Wizards in January in order to beef up the struggling side’s squad to stave off relegation from the English Premier League at the end of the season. The 23-year old is yet to make his Premier League debut for the London club but is optimistic that he would do s next weekend against West Ham United.
I am really excited to get going as it is, without doubt, the best league in the world and I feel that I am part of a great team here at Fulham.
Every day is a big challenge; nothing over here is guaranteed to you as a player. You have to prove yourself on a daily basis and I think that is one of the major differences from the MLS.
No one is different from another guy in the squad, there is no special treatment or perceived level of status, you are rewarded with how you train and play in games and that’s how it should be.
The coach treats everyone equally in terms of his expectations and demands, which are very high and I know I have to work hard to match these, which I am willing to do.
Johnson of course has 6 other Americans to help him settle in the Premiership and Fulham manager Roy Hodgson would be hoping that Johnson settles soon so that he can unsettle the opposition defences from his very first match.