Stefan Johansen comments on the pressure of playing for Celtic

Johansen has established himself as one of the key players in Celtic’s first-team squad.

Johansen has slowly developed into one of the best attacking players in the Celtic ranks, and he has spoken to the Celtic View about the pressure involved with playing for the club.

He said: “When you come to a club like Celtic, winning is the only thing and I like to play like that. There’s a bit of pressure but that’s how it should be and every club has that pressure. You just need to handle it. I use the pressure as motivation.”

The Norwegian midfielder moved to Parkhead in January of 2014, arriving as a midfield destroyer. He has progressed in the side to become a key part of their attacking unit, being frequently deployed as a number 10 by Ronny Deila nowadays.

He has netted 16 goals and registered 14 assists for the Scottish champions in 74 games, and managed one of each attacking action as the Bhoys defeated Stjarnan 2-0 in the Champions League in their first competitive game of the 2015/16 season.

Being just 24-years-old, Johansen has years ahead of him to continue developing, and he has admitted that he uses the pressure of playing for Celtic as motivation to keep succeeding.

That means he should continue to push himself to improve, and the Bhoys could have a real star on their hands in the coming years - even despite his importance to the team right now.

Johansen has already become a vital player for the club, and if his upward path continues, he could just develop into one of the best players Parkhead has seen in recent years.

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