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Stefan Johansen: This will always be more important than any award I can win

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has explained why personal awards are less significant for him.

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s not bothered about personal awards.

He was recently awarded the Scottish PFA Player of the Year award but insists that his only focus is on winning titles and accumulating silverware as a Celtic player.

“Awards are not something I aim for. I always aim for the title for the club. For me, personally, it will always mean more. It's more important that we win titles with Celtic,” he said.

“You can see the quality players we have at Celtic and also the other players in the league.”

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will be delighted with Johansen’s comments because they don’t show the smallest sign of any notion of selfishness.

It could be very easy for a player as technically gifted as Johansen to get carried away with the emotion involved in getting the award.

He could let it affect his ego, leading him to feel he’s a level above the men he’s been playing with and competing against all season.

However, he only has one focus and that’s achieving the very best results for Celtic, which bodes well for the chances of a treble looking ahead to next year.

He and the manager now have to work extremely hard to improve various aspects of his game to ensure that he can build on the form and personal success of the past ten months.

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