The Celtic regulars in the Transfer Tavern are beginning to feel a bit sorry for one of their players after hearing reports that he’s accepted blame for his poor run of form.
Despite originally claiming that an injury to his back was causing him to perform poorly earlier on in the year, Johansen has accepted that although it may have been a cause of his dip in consistency to begin with, he only has himself to blame now.
“I can’t blame injuries alone for my poor form this season. I’m not the type of guy who would use that as an excuse. But I’ll be honest and say I haven’t been playing to the standard that is required.”
The 24-year-old has been in a bit of a rough patch for Celtic recently and Johansen was branded a flop by the Norwegian media after Norway’s Euro 2016 defeat to Hungary.
Johansen joined Celtic from Strømsgodset in 2014 and has made 57 appearances for the Scottish side and scored 12 goals. However, the young international has accepted that criticism is all part and parcel of the game and won’t dwell on it for too long, despite his inconsistency so far in the SPL.
Celtic fans, is Johansen a flop? Can he turn his form around? Let us know in the comments below!