Mikey Johnston has a tough fight on his hands for the starting spot at left-wing with Mohamed Elyounoussi now at Celtic Park. The fact that the Scot’s season has been riddled with injuries has only made it harder for him.
There is absolutely no question about Mikey Johnston’s talent or his ability to become a world class footballer one day. The only question mark hanging over his head is that how he will handle the continuous injuries and what effect they will have on him. Just 20 years of age, Johnston has suffered quite a few injuries in his relatively short career.
But now Johnston is back and he is firing on all cylinders. He made his comeback as a substitute in the game against Rennes, and immediately made his mark on the game by scoring just seven minutes into his return. He followed that up with another goal as a substitute, this time against Ross County last Sunday. And with Elyounoussi dealing with his own injury, the 20-year-old is now a prime candidate to start in the League Cup Final against the Rangers at Hampden Park.
The Scot has now decided to open up about his time dealing with the injury that kept him out of action for almost three months. And he has admitted that it was a tough experience. Celtic’s Twitter account sent out this quote from Johnston:
🗣️ MJ: "Being injured was tough. It’s part of football and something everyone has to go through at one point. You have to keep your head down, keep your mentality strong and come back."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 3, 2019
Johnston’s comments just show that he has the right mentality to deal with setbacks and coming back even stronger. He has just shown that on the pitch with his performances since his return. And it will very interesting to see him take on Mohamed Elyounoussi for the starting spot when both men are fully fit and firing.
Watch Mikey Johnston’s Media Conference from yesterday below…
Here are some Mikey Johnston pics courtesy of Geo from the game at Ross County at the weekend…