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“I’m just running around on the field,” he said. “They have to trust me, I’m a player on the team. They have to trust me. I’m a striker for them. “Sometimes it makes me angry because since I came to the U.S. I see that every time — two or three times — I try and make a run, it’s difficult. So sometimes you have to be fast. When you see me going, you’ve got to give the ball, you’ve got to trust me. They brought me here and if I come here, they have to trust me. Sports 

Liberian Striker Wants Ball At Real Salt Lake

Even when training it’s difficult for me to get the ball from them,” the Liberian striker said.

 

Real Salt Lake forward Sam Johnson, after a goalscoring performance on Saturday in the club’s 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers, described his unhappiness with the state of the club. “I’m not really feeling happy,” he told a TV reporter following the conclusion of the match, according to RSL Communications. “I have to express myself now. I’m just doing a run around for the guys. Even when training it’s difficult for me to get the ball from them.”

It’s not a good look for the club when their second-leading goalscorer — first in goals from non-penalty situations — comes out following a difficult loss with statements about the inability of the team to get him the ball. This isn’t an Alfredo Ortuño case, who never really fit into the team, never really played, and certainly never scored. It’s also not really a Yura Movsisyan case, who feuded publicly with top brass at the club. Johnson repeatedly talked about a lack of trust in the team.

“I’m just running around on the field,” he said. “They have to trust me, I’m a player on the team. They have to trust me. I’m a striker for them. “Sometimes it makes me angry because since I came to the U.S. I see that every time — two or three times — I try and make a run, it’s difficult. So sometimes you have to be fast. When you see me going, you’ve got to give the ball, you’ve got to trust me. They brought me here and if I come here, they have to trust me.

Full quotes via RSL Communications follow:

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I’m not really feeling happy. After I scored of course it’s okay but I’m not feeling happy. I have to express myself now. I’m just doing a run around for the guys. Even when training it’s difficult for me to get the ball from them. They can see that I’m running around, and not very often I don’t get the ball. I’m just running around on the field. They have to trust me, I’m a player on the team. They have to trust me. I’m a striker for them. Unfortunately, we lost. I’m not happy about it but I think scoring is good.

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Sometimes it makes me angry because since I came to the U.S. I see that every time – two or three times – I try and make a run, it’s difficult. So sometimes you have to be fast. When you see me going, you’ve got to give the ball, you’ve got to trust me. They brought me here and if I come here, they have to trust me. If one or two times in a game, it really gets me frustrated. I’m just trying to do my best for the fans to see what I can do. It’s been really hard for me.

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Johnson just moved from his Norway club Valerenga to the the United States /www.nanews.net

For every opportunity, I have to make the most of it, because in every game I only get one. Maybe a maximum of two. If I have one and get one will be difficult. Getting an opportunity from Corey – which was a very good pass. It was a service. I appreciate it a lot. Thank you, Corey, thank you very much – I found the back of the net, I think it’s good. By

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