Stefan Johansen: 'Fantastic' Scott Brown never concerned me

The 24-year-old hailed the Celtic skipper in the wake of the Scottish League Cup final.

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen was full of praise for skipper Scott Brown after his side's 2-0 win over Dundee United in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday afternoon, according to the Scotsman.

The Bhoys beat Jackie McNamara's United side 2-0 at Hampden Park thanks to goals from Kris Commons and James Forrest.

But Johansen was more keen to praise his captain than Sunday's goalscorers, especially after the week Brown had.

The 29-year-old Celtic man was pictured slumped in the street after a reported drunken night out just days before the cup final, adding extra focus on his performance at the weekend.

The skipper, however, delivered without any problems - much to the delight of Norwegian Johansen. Indeed, the 24-year-old believes Brown proved a point against Dundee United and was never concerned by anything said or shown about him in the press.

“I think Broonie showed what a captain he is today,” he said. “I thought he was absolutely fantastic. He’s 100 per cent in training every day so when that came up I wasn’t concerned, not even a little bit.

“It’s not what you want to see happening but it’s happened and you have to move on. But what he did today was unbelievable. He’s a captain with big letters. He showed today what a player he is.”

Next up for Celtic is yet another double header against Dundee United, making it four games in a row against the same opposition for Ronny Deila's men.

On Wednesday night, the Hoops host McNamara's side in the replay of the Scottish Cup quarter-finals, before then facing United in the Premiership at the weekend.

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