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Benkovic insists Celtic perfect preparation for Leicester return

Filip Benkovic says he will be ready for the Premier League after his loan stint with Celtic.

The Leicester City defender has earned rave reviews for his performances in Scotland this season.

And he thinks the experience will set him up perfectly for a return to the King Power.

"In this period at Celtic, I feel I've improved as a player every day," he told the Scottish Sun.

"Here, I have to the scope to work on every aspect of my game.

"That's vital if I want to go on to play at the very top level. I feel good here and that I'm doing a good job.

"Later in my career, when I look back, I want to say I did well at Celtic. I want to know that I worked hard and was very humble during my time in Scotland.

"This will prepare me for the Premier League. Experience is so important for a player because it then makes it easier to deal with certain situations.

"It makes you smarter. But nothing can happen without hard work because I think the Premier League is the No.1 in the world.

"Here at Celtic, I play with pressure, which is good. But that's normal for me - I came from a club in Croatia where it was the same.

"I like that, I enjoy the pressure. To me that's a positive, now and moving forward.

"The last information I had from Leicester was that I am staying at Celtic until the end of the season.

"I enjoy it here so that's what I'm focusing on. After that, we will speak and see what's for the best.

"I'm having fun here and want more of it."

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