Johnson criticises Sunderland's management for second time

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Adam Johnson has questioned two decisions made by the Sunderland management in a week.

Adam Johnson appears to have no qualms with publicly criticising Sunderland's managements decisions. 

Last week he complained about the defensive tactics which were being utilised by Gus Poyet at the Stadium of Light and this time around he has questioned the sale of Frazier Campbell, which occurred when Martin O'Neill was in-charge.

The Black Cats allowed Cardiff City to buy Campbell off them back in 2013 and Johnson has admitted that he did not feel the decision was a correct one. 

"No, I didn’t think he needed to (leave)," Johnson said to the Sunderland Echo.

“I know he was never prolific here, but I think he gives you so much.

“He works hard and he’s got pace up front. He’s difficult to play against, whether he’s scoring goals or not.

“The way the Premier League is going now, everyone is lacking pace. He had that in abundance. I rated him highly.”

Johnson has come under criticism this season after some insipid performances and Poyet may have been left frustrated by the winger's actions off the pitch, too. 

It is rare to see a player ever question their manager's decisions - past or present - so openly in modern day football, so for Johnson to do it twice in a week is surprising. 

The England international may be proven correct in his analysis tonight, though.

Sunderland take on Palace in a crucial Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park and Campbell is likely to play a starring role in the match.

The jet-heeled attacker is one of the most vital attacking players that the Eagles possess and he will be looking to show his former club exactly what they are missing this evening.

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