Former Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has backed his ex-manager Neil Lennon to deliver “another trophy” in the shape of the Premiership title this season.
Norway international Johansen, currently a bit part player for Fulham, weighed in on the talk of Celtic securing a ninth title in-a-row in an interview with talkSPORT. (10:35am, 13/02/2020)
“It’s never over till it’s over,” he said.
“But Celtic’s quality, I think they are too good to slip now. I think it’s going to be another trophy.
“I think Steven Gerrard has done a great job, but Celtic, over the last years, even before I was there as well, they keep working in the right direction and it’s just a winning club.
“They are used to winning trophies, and I think it’s going to be hard for Rangers to catch up with them again this year.”
Johansen knows what it takes to win titles at Celtic
Other than his wonderful use of the word “slip” in there, Johansen deserves credit for telling it like it is.
So many down south seem keen to big up the prospect of a title race in Scotland.
The truth is that we’re now likely to romp clear in the coming weeks, putting on the afterburners and winning the title by an even greater margin than the past two seasons.
Unlike last year, we won’t have the hiccup of our manager deciding he’d like a new challenge.
Neil Lennon will remain committed to the cause and the team should benefit as a result – as we aim to chalk up the wins needed to clinch another title.
The magic number in that regard is ten, by the way. Ten more wins, or 100 points, and we’ll be lifting that trophy again.
And there’ll be nothing Rangers can do about it.