STEFAN Johansen has predicted that Celtic’s standards will not sip as Ronny Delia’s confident side hunts down the Treble. Speaking after a very comfortable 2-0 win this afternoon at Dens Park in the Scottish Cup, the Norwegian man of the match had this to say:
‘In a cup game you need to turn up on the day, and we are in the final of the League Cup and in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup now, so this is good for us and we played some good football today as well.
‘We were desperate to get out there and get the second goal. Griff headed the ball back and I just scored the rebound. It was an easy goal but I will take that every day.
‘We just need to take the positives with us into the game on Wednesday. We should have scored more goals but sometimes everything goes in for you and sometimes it doesn’t, but I was just happy to win the game, and credit to the midfield and defenders as well, as they have kept a clean sheet for a couple of games now. We just need to take this form with us into the rest of the season.’
Celtic’s new Bhoys Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven were both cup tied so watched the game from the stand and both looked absolutely delighted to be part of the Celtic set up. Johansen believes that their arrival had added to the feel good factor around around the club in a week that also saw Celtic dispose of The Rangers in the League Cup semi-final and Kris Commons signing a two year extension to his contract. Johansen had this to say:
‘I am happy we brought the new signings in. They are going to be important for us over the rest of the season and it was good that we kept all our players. Things are looking good just now but there is still a long way to go and we need to keep on going.’