Fulham striker Andrew Johnson today vowed to end Tottenham’s revival under Harry Redknapp.
Roy Hodgson’s side shot up to 10th in the Premier League after beating Newcastle 2-1 yesterday.
Johnson opened the scoring at Craven Cottage and then won a penalty for Danny Murphy to clinch the points after Shola Ameobi had equalised.
Redknapp’s revitalised Spurs visit Fulham on Saturday and Johnson is confident of inflicting a first defeat on the former Portsmouth boss. He said: “They are in great form but so are we and if we play the way we did against Newcastle then we’ll be fine. We shouldn’t be scared of anyone the way we played here. We created some great chances and played some great football.
“Spurs have had a great run but I would have been more concerned if they had lost at Manchester City yesterday because they would have come out firing on Saturday.
“The bubble has got to burst sooner or later and hopefully we can do that.”
Fabio Capello was there to witness Johnson’s third goal in as many games and the striker said: “Although I have ambitions to get back in the England squad it is not the main priority at the moment. The main thing is getting points for Fulham and getting back to decent form, which I have managed to do over the last couple of games.
“I want to keep scoring goals for Fulham. A call-up for England would be a bonus. If I score and play as well as I can for Fulham, hopefully, that will bring other things.”
Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear insisted the penalty should never have been awarded as he claimed Johnson had fouled Claudio Cacapa in the buildup.
But Johnson insisted: “It was shoulder to shoulder. He went down but the ref didn’t give it.”