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Stefan Johansen comments on chances of Celtic winning 'special' treble this season

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Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen believes the club can win the treble this season.

Celtic advanced into the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup on Saturday, defeating Dundee 2-0 at Dens Park thanks to goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen.

Griffiths, a former Dundee player, headed Celtic in front in the seventh minute of the game before Johansen tapped home from close range in the second half to wrap the game up.

Norwegian international Johansen, 24, joined Celtic just over a year ago, and whilst he worked under Ronny Deila at Stromsgodset, it was Neil Lennon who brought him to Glasgow.

Now reunited with Deila, Celtic are beginning to hit their stride, and Johansen has been crucial in their impressive recent form.

The win over Dundee means Celtic are one step closer to winning the Scottish Cup, and Johansen believes Celtic could yet win the competition, as reported by the Daily Express.

"I speak for myself, but I feel how close we are to doing something special," said Johansen. "We have a final against Dundee United and now we are in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup. The league is also going to be very tough, but we’re in everything and I believe, if we take one game at a time, it’s the best thing to do," he added.

Now in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, Celtic are competing on four fronts; they sit top of the Scottish Premiership, whilst their win over Rangers at Hampden Park earlier this month means they are into the final of the Scottish League Cup against Dundee United.

With a Europa League clash against Inter Milan on the horizon, Celtic do have the chance to spring an upset over their Italian counterparts, but the focus should be on the domestic competitions - which Celtic are favourites for, putting a treble-winning season on the cards for Deila in his first season as Bhoys manager.

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