Stefan Johansen: What I noticed when I first joined Celtic

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Celtic star Stefan Johansen has talked about the pressure and constant expectation at the club.

Celtic star Stefan Johansen has explained to the Daily Record what he noticed when he first linked up with the club last year.

The midfielder has been superb since he joined the club, winning the Player of the Year award for the Bhoys this season, as confirmed on the club’s website.

However, he’s showing no signs of resting on the good form he’s shown consistently and wants a strong treble challenge looking ahead to next season.

“If you ask the supporters, they will always demand the Treble. That is the pressure that comes with playing for Celtic. You need to learn how to win straight away. I came last January and found that to lose is not even in the club’s DNA,” he said.

“You just feel like you need to win everything.”

Celtic are well placed to add the league title to their League Cup victory from earlier in the season, but there will be a determination to correct their Scottish Cup ambitions next season.

The pressure and weight of expectation can be seen as a good thing by the club’s manager Ronny Deila, because it reduces the chance of complacency and ensures that all players are producing their very best form.

Celtic are without doubt, the biggest club in Scotland and with that comes a certain pressure to live up to that idea.

Deila now faces an important summer in terms of improving the squad while Johansen will face fresh challenges in terms of how he reinvents himself to maintain the good form he’s already shown.

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