Boyata has been an ever present in the Celtic backline this season, adding vital goals as well as helping the side keep clean sheets, which has seen him force his way back into the Belgian national setup.
He’s even admitted that he’s surprised by just how much he has played this season, which is a tribute to the form he has shown under manager Ronny Deila.
“I feel I have started a new chapter in my life. I just want to show what I can do at Celtic and if it gives me a chance for the national team, then great,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“It's a new experience for me playing as many matches in quick succession. I will have to get used to it.”
A big challenge ahead
Boyata has made an impressive start to his Celtic career and seems to have taken to the pressure of representing such a big club like a duck to water.
However, he’s got to think short term because there are plenty of challenges over the rest of the campaign, which he needs to be fully ready for.
Celtic are chasing a domestic treble in Scotland and have a big opportunity in the Europa League.
It would be remarkable if Boyata stays fit, stays consistent and keeps his place in the side across all of those major competitions and he needs to stay on his toes, taking nothing for granted.