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Man City's Denayer: I have improved so much at Celtic

Manchester City youngster Jason Denayer feels there has been an enormous amount of improvement in his game during his loan spell at Celtic.

Denayer has managed to establish himself as an integral part of Ronny Deila's Celtic side since joining the club at the start of the season and his partnership with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the backline has helped the Glasgow giants to top of the Scottish Premier League, win the League Cup and reach the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

Such a fine run of form means that Denayer has been touted to contest for a regular first team spot at parent club City next season and the 19-year old has now credited his time at Celtic as the main reason behind his rapid development as a player.

The Belgian told the Herald: "I am much better with aerial duels and that that type of thing. When I first came to Celtic I wasn't at the level that I am now.

"These aspects of my game have improved a lot. I'm also much better tactically but playing every week has been a massive benefit. Some of the strikers I come up against in Scotland are big and a bit different to what I have been used to but I have improved with every game.

"I only try to focus my mind on what is happening at Celtic and try to do my best for them. I feel as though I had a good month. I also played for my national team and that helped me a lot."

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