'I'm calmer' - Celtic star Nir Biton explains what has changed for him

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Celtic midfielder Nir Biton says he is better this season for knowing what to expect.

Celtic midfielder Nir Biton has been speaking about his second season at the club.

The 23-year-old has made a total of 17 appearances already this campaign, almost reaching the 20 he racked up in 2013/14.

His end to last season was curtailed by a groin injury, but he says he feels he is improving by virtue of feeling more comfortable off the pitch. 

He told Celtic's website: "My first year in Scotland and I was just trying to settle in – the weather, the football, the way everyone wanted me to play. This season I am calmer, more settled.

"I know what everyone expects of me, I try to train hard and I just want to have success at Celtic."

Biton did admit however that the change of manager had made it not quite to easy to have a smooth transition and build on what he did the previous year. 

"Every manager has different expectations and what I did for Lenny was deleted when the new manager came in.

“I spoke with him last month and he explained what he expected of me and I have tried to do it in the best way I can and I hope it continues like that."

The midfielder's admission he is more relaxed will allow him to flourish, for realistically he has not earned the regular first team place he strives for based on his showing over the past two seasons.

In recent weeks however he has shown real improvement and stood out against Dinamo Zagreb in the final Europa League game, but will need to continue his progress to become a starter against Inter Milan in February, which he is currently far from assured of doing.

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