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Stefan Johansen: Why it will be easier for Celtic next season

Celtic player Stefan Johansen feels the Bhoys have a great chance to progress further next season.

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels next season will be easier for everyone at the club.

The Bhoys secured a domestic double in Ronny Deila’s first season at the club and will be looking to build on that success, with a shot at the treble as well as the platform of the Champions League.

Johansen has also stressed the importance of the club’s support base, who he feels have really taken to him as his importance to the side has grown.

“It'll be a bit easier next season, however. Everyone knows what the gaffer wants and everybody is into the system and we want to play so hopefully we'll keep it up,” he said.

“The supporters have really taken me on board, not only this season but last season too. I came here and felt welcome from day one and I'm very grateful for that.”

It was always going to be a slow start under Deila, with Celtic missing out on qualification into the Champions League last year.

The Norwegian had new ideas and new players to work with but slowly he’s been able to get his philosophy across and the players and the fans have both bought into it.

Things aren’t going to change too much for the supporters next year. Celtic is the biggest club in Scotland and they are always going to be a target for teams look to topple them from the top of the game.

The fans will get right behind the team and will be keen to make it count, especially in Europe providing there are no hiccups this time round.

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