There is no point in scoring if your going to concede more goals and it will happen against the top teams. ENG lack the abiity to score as many as Brazil, Spain etc so its even more important to we have a strong back 4. If your chasing a game or playing someone out of the top 15-20 in the world then Johnson is a good choice but defenders first and foremost MUST be able to defend.
Ashley Cole I hate to say it is the perfect example though his defending is slightly better than is attacking bu rightly so since he's not a left winger but a left back. If Croatia get any success on wednesday night it will be down the flank that Johnson will be covering.