Stefan Johansen responds to player of the year speculation

Celtic

The Celtic midfielder has responded to talk of him being crowned the club's player of the season.

Stefan Johansen is remaining coy when it comes to discussing Celtic's end-of-season awards, according to the club's official website.

Celtic brought the 24-year-old to Parkhead for a reported £2 million fee and Johansen has flourished ever since.

Last night, the midfielder not only scored for his side after producing yet another impressive display for Ronny Deila's men - but also captained the Scottish champions as they beat Partick Thistle 2-0. And his success at the club so far has led to many tipping him to be named Celtic's player of the season.

Johansen, however, is refusing to focus on personal success, putting the Celtic team first and foremost.

Indeed, it's the treble the Bhoys star is dreaming of - with any end-of-season individual awards ranking somewhat lower in his personal estimation.

“Of course, when you hear this, you know you’ve had a good season,” the Norwegian told reporters, “but the most important thing for me is if we can go out there and win the treble. That will mean the most for me.

“I’m enjoying the football. Obviously we keep on winning and things are looking good for us at the moment. We already have one trophy and we want two more.

“Now it’s getting to the end of the season and the games are coming quickly so we just need to prepare ourselves for every game and take it like a cup final in every game we play now.”

Next up for Celtic is a trip to Inverness Caledonian Thistle, before they host Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership.

Then comes arguably the Bhoys' biggest test as they face Inverness once more in the Scottish Cup semi-final. With a large lead already established at the top of the league, the Cup - where anything can go wrong on any given day - remains Celtic's biggest hurdle in their bid for a domestic treble.

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