Deila says Celtic used to pressure, comments on Johansen injury

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila says that the club are used to playing under pressure after easing past Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup.


Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told Sky Sports, broadcast on March 6 at 2.15pm, that he is unconcerned with his side having to play under extra pressure after a disappointing result.


After successive draws in the Scottish Premiership, frustration had intensified at the Bhoys with Aberdeen closing the gap at the top of the table, but on Sunday, Celtic were able to return to winning ways in the Scottish Cup.


Goals from Leigh Griffiths, Gary Mackay-Steven and Callum McGregor earned the Glasgow giants a place in the last four of the competition and Deila admits that he hopes that his side can build on the comfortable win.


Deila said: "Every time we drop points, it is a crisis or a catastrophe. We need to stay calm, but take things seriously when we don't play well and improve things. This is nothing unless we continue to perform at a high level. That's what we want."


However, Celtic suffered a blow at the end of the first half when Stefan Johansen suffered an ankle injury after a strong challenge from Michael Miller and Deila has said that he will be assessed over the next 24 hours.


"I have not seen the replay of the challenge but he has a really hard knock on his ankle", he said. "Hopefully it isn't anything too serious but we will see tomorrow."


Celtic have made it through to the semi-finals without conceding a goal, with today's win coming after victories over Stranraer and East Kilbride respectively.


Old Firm rivals Rangers could potentially lie in wait in the last four.

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