Stefan Johansen admits one negative about him being Celtic captain

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The Celtic midfielder captained the Scottish champions against Partick Thistle on Wednesday night.

Despite skippering Celtic to a 2-0 victory on Wednesday night, Stefan Johansen has admitted one downside to him captaining the club, according to the Scotsman.

Johansen, who has flourished for Celtic since arriving at Parkhead and is one of the side's leading candidates to be named player of the season, is still struggling with his English since moving from Norway.

And the 24-year-old says the hindrance added pressure to his duties as team captain for the day.

Indeed, the Scotsman quote Johansen as admitting he felt nerves before leading his troops out, even though things were 'okay' in the end.

He said: "We talk about what we’re going to do in the locker room so it’s just a last few words. But I struggle with my English.”

Naturally, the Celtic captain can converse with his team-mates through the universal language of football, while he also admits a number of them help out with on-field communication, anyway - meaning the Bhoys have several leaders.

Pressure and nerves are understandable in any skipper, meanwhile, with Johansen nevertheless expressing his pride at the 'honour' of captaining Celtic.

Sometimes, though, it's still the most basic of drawbacks that can affect footballers, despite the trophies, wages and millions of adoring fans. The Norwegian did a fine job under the circumstances.

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