Celtic defender Josip Juranovic has said that he and his teammates will be even stronger next season in the UEFA Champions League. The right-back started all of Celtic’s Group Stage matches and impressed as Ange Postecoglou’s side did; however, the team could not get the results deserving of their performances.
Speaking to The Celtic View podcast, Juranovic said that the experience in Europe’s top competition had whet his appetite for more nights under the lights at Paradise,
“In the championship, you can just be relaxed because you believe in your friends, but in the Champions League, you believe in your friends but you need to step up and show yourself in the big nights.
“It’s everything that we dreamed about as kids, especially now in the Champions League you can see that Vinicius was talking about our football, Modric was talking about our football and atmosphere, Kroos also, I think that everybody who was facing us at Celtic Park can see that we are Champions League level, and that next year we will be stronger in the Champions League.”
Juranovic is constantly linked with moves away from the club, such have been the quality of his performances since arriving from Legia Warsaw. There is a reluctant acceptance that Juranovic will eventually move on but the club will be hoping that the fee attached is one befitting of a player of the Croatian’s quality.
Celtic have been linked with a move for Ally Johnston, a Canadian Internationalist. The right-sided defender is also at the World Cup and his Canada side will face up against Croatia at the weekend in Matchday Two of the competition.