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CELTIC midfielder Stefan Johansen is focusing on a happy hat-trick as he prepares for Sunday’s League Cup semi-final.

The Norwegian realises a win will put the Hoops 90 minutes away from the chance of picking up their first silverware under Ronny Deila.

Johansen is also looking forward to making his Hampden debut.

He said: “I’ve never played there, but I’ve heard some of the boys say it is a nice ground.

“I think the atmosphere is going to be great.

“You can feel it in the whole city. It means a lot for the supporters. It’s a semi-final so if you win you’re in the final and we want to win the cup this year.

“If you lose a league game there’s many more to come, but with a cup you need to be ready for those 90 minutes and that’s what football is all about.

“We lost last year against Morton and Aberdeen in knock-out competitions.

“Now we just want to win everything in Scotland this season and we need to go out there on Sunday and show that.”

Johansen has spent almost a year at Celtic Park and added: “You learn a lot about Scottish football when you come here and at a club like Celtic you learn about the winning culture.

“A draw or a loss is not good enough and that’s how it should be.

“That’s what football is all about. You need to be much stronger mentally because every game is a big game and that helps you grow up.

“Sunday will be tough, but that is the next challenge and we are confident we are going to do it.”

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