Stefan Johansen: This Celtic ace is amazingly good (not Dembele)
By Harvey Byrne
Former Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has revealed he has worked with some “amazingly good” captains during his career, such as current Hoops ace Scott Brown.
Johansen, 26, made the switch from Glasgow to Fulham last summer after just under two years at the Scottish giants.
Celtic stalwart Brown would have worked with the former Stromsgodset player closely both on the pitch and off the pitch due to the captaincy and midfield roles that the duo shared.
Johansen has also recently been named the captain for his home country side Norway and in an interview where he paid tribute to his former team leaders, he mentioned Brown.
“This is a fantastic honour for me,” said Johansen, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
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“I have played with some amazingly good captains in my career.
“I had Scott Brown, who has been captain of Celtic for many years.
“There was Per Ciljan Skjelbred on the national team and I am now playing with Scott Parker at Fulham who has had a fantastically good career.
“I have learned something from them all.”
Now, Celtic are currently unbeaten in their Premiership with 17 league goal scorer Moussa Dembele and fellow summer signing Scott Sinclair taking the majority of the plaudits.
However, Brown’s influence could also prove to be a determining factor in the Hoops’ current dominance over Scottish football.
The 31-year-old has entered his 10th year with the club after joining from Hibernian in 2007 and it almost looks certain that he will be lifting his seventh league title at the end of the campaign.
In other Celtic news, John Hartson has labelled his Rangers medical as the best one he ever failed.