Celebrity recruit Shaun Johnson believes he has not anything to end up at Cronulla after being undesirable by means of the Warriors and discovering a brand new house with the 2016 NRL premiers.
Johnson signed a profitable three-year maintain the Sharks final month after the Warriors deemed the previous global participant of the yr no longer value his million- dollar-a-season price ticket.
“They may be able to say what they would like. I feel each events are proud of how it is ended and I have were given not anything unhealthy to mention in regards to the membership,” the 28-year-old stated on Thursday.
“I had 8 years there the place I were given to reside out a dream that I had ever since I used to be a child.
“So it was once a little of an emotional time however all I am taking a look ahead to now’s simply taking part in some excellent footy for the Sharks and immersing myself in the neighborhood.
“I did not know a lot about Cronulla however you then get right here and spot the way of residing, the elements, the seaside … it is all lovely thrilling.”
The face of the Warriors for nearly a decade, Johnson admits he is nonetheless coming to phrases with how briefly his existence has modified during the last fortnight.
“It is bizarre,” he stated, including it could be surreal to stand his former teammates for the primary time in spherical 19 subsequent yr in Wellington.
“A large number of other folks be expecting me to provide the solution that ‘oh it will be high quality’,” he stated.
“However, no longer, it is going to be bizarre as. I have were given some excellent buddies there, some boys I have noticed grow to be full-blooded first graders that you are round on a daily basis for a very long time.
“So it is going to be truly bizarre however, on the identical time, I do know they’ll be feeling the similar.
“They’re going to be getting caught into me and I will be giving as a lot again.”