Medal thieves won't spoil another FA Cup final for Glen Johnson if Liverpool win
10:52 GMT, 3 May 2012
Glen Johnson will be keeping a close eye on his medal if Liverpool manage to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Johnson was part of the Portsmouth side who beat Cardiff 1-0 in 2008, but his medal was snatched from a hotel room after the final.
The England full-back described the FA Cup win as one of the best moments in his career, but the day was marred by the theft.
Determined: Johnson (left) wants to add another FA Cup medal to his trophy cabinet
'It's great to see the rivalries between the two sets of fans,' Johnson said.
'The fans are excited on the day leading up to it and the night before. The whole build up is fantastic.
'But yes, me and Jamie Ashdown had our medals stolen.
'After the final the club had booked a meal and a night out for everybody.
'When we went back to the hotel before the meal, we put our medals in our rooms, and I hid mine in a bag, in another bag, in another bag, but we got back and I woke up the next morning and it wasn't there.
Memories: Johnson lifting the cup in 2008
'Thankfully they made us another one. That one's in a safe place!'
As for Saturday's final, Johnson is treating it as a regular game, despite playing for Chelsea between 2003 and 2007.
'It's doesn't add extra spice for me,' he said.
'I take it as any other game, but it's a big occasion.
'It's going to be a difficult game. Any game in the final, you know it's going to be against a good team because everybody rises to the occasion.
'It's great for the club to be in another final and we'll look to try and get another trophy.'