Stefan Johansen: My role for Celtic has changed

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The Bhoys midfielder is relishing his more advanced role within Ronny Deila's side.

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen admits it feels great to play in a more advanced role for the Bhoys.

The 23-year-old, who joined Celtic in January for £2 million, is more used to playing a defensive midfield role but has played further up the field for Ronny Deila's men this term.

And the Norwegian says he is relishing the opportunity to score as well as create goals.

“I have always been the player who was more interested in the assists rather than scoring goals," Johansen told the Christmas edition of the Celtic View. "In Stromsgodset I played as a defensive midfielder and that’s what I do in the national team as well so the job for me is to set up other players.

“Lately, I’ve been playing more in the No. 10 role and there you need to score goals as well. You’re often in good positions to score so it’s just a mix of that.

“You need to work to get into the scoring positions and help the team with goals, not just assists.

“It’s a great feeling to score goals for Celtic and help the team to win games. We have won a lot of games recently and it’s just such a good feeling to score in them.”

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