Defender Glen Johnson is ready to defy his toe problem and play a part in England's push for Euro 2012 glory.
The Liverpool right-back suffered the setback towards the end of the domestic campaign and needed pain-killers to play in the final four games. Johnson is still troubled by the infection but is prepared to ignore any pain after helping England start their campaign with a 1-1 draw with France in Donetsk.
"For the last four Premier League games I had a toe infection and was playing with three injections just to kill the pain," he said.
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