Saturday 24 February 2018

Johansen insists Celtic Euro job 'far from done'

Stefan Johansen says that Celtic's Euro job is far from done
Stefan Johansen says that Celtic's Euro job is far from done

Jamie Holland

Stefan Johansen helped Celtic clear the first domestic hurdle of the season and then turned his thoughts immediately to a much more tricky test in Europe.

On a day that Lisbon Lion John Clark unfurled the 2014/15 Premiership flag to signify the Hoops' fourth successive championship win, Norwegian midfielder Johansen midfielder grabbed the second goal in the 2-0 win over Ross County.

Striker Leigh Griffiths opened the scoring at Parkhead from the spot in the fourth minute and Johansen's strike from inside the penalty area in the 35th minute after being set up by Gary Mackay-Steven, sealed the win.


Celtic will travel to Azerbaijan looking to defend the 1-0 lead against Qarabag in the second leg of their Champions League third qualifier on Wednesday night and Johansen is hoping to bring his scoring boots with him.

"The Champions League is such an important thing for the club and for everyone so the focus is on that," he said.

"I don't care if I score, the most important thing is we go through to the next round.

"I think we will need to score over there. When you have the away goal rule, it is important you don't concede at home and we didn't do that and scored an important goal.

"So we have a good result to go there with but the job is far from done."

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