Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson started as Wales were embarrassed on home soil by minnow Armenia on Friday night. The Reds player did his best to get his country going and assisted the opening goal for Daniel James.
Johnson is the man tipped by many Welshman to succeed Gareth Bale. The Wales legend called quits on his playing career after playing for his country at the World Cup in Qatar last year.
Now, Forest ace Johnson must carry the mantle on the international stage. He’s fancied by Rob Page to be a star and he’s raved about him during recent months following his first season in the Premier League.
On Friday, it proved to be a very worrying night for Wales. They were comfortably humbled by Armenia and they have work to do if they’re to make sure they qualify for Euro 2024.
Wales Online did have some complimentary words about Johnson though. They praised him for his assist on the night and gave him a 6/10 for his efforts on the pitch.
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The outlet wrote: “On the right of a front three, rolled a brilliant cross for James to score the opener. Stung the hands of the away keeper with a shot on the half-volley midway through the first half. Wales needed to give him the ball more often.”
Forest man Johnson stars but Wales are embarrassed
The Reds player will hopefully have a long and fruitful career at Forest. He has, however, been linked with a move away from the City Ground and ultimately there is some interest now floating around.
Johnson was largely impressive against Armenia. His pass to James for the opening goal was exquisite. Indeed, Forest fans have seen that sort of situation several times when he’s played for the Reds.
After coming on as a substitute in all three games at the World Cup, Forest star Johnson will now have a taste for a major tournament. If Wales qualify for Euro 2024, Johnson will hope that he’s done enough to be considered a regular starter in Page’s plans.