Callum McGregor calms fans fears over burnout ahead of next season

By John Reid

June 15, 2019

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has assured fans that he will not suffer from burnout next season. His words come after he revealed that his summer break will last less than two weeks.

McGregor is on a brief holiday after a gruelling season with both Celtic and Scotland. But he will be back at pre-season in the blink of an eye.

“I have got 12 days off before we start pre-season with Celtic” he said, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

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“Ready to go”

“I won’t lose too much fitness during that period and I will be ready to go again for the new campaign.”

McGregor also disclosed that he aims to be fit and raring to go for the Champions League qualifiers which begin next month.

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“I’ve been fairly good at that over the last few years and I have been ready to go for the qualifiers and it’s a case of making sure that it is the same again.”

Played possibly too many games

McGregor played 69 games for his club and country last season. That is arguably on the verge of too many games.

Hopefully the Hoops will lighten McGregor’s load of games next season. That may have been a reason that the Hoops have been pursuing David Turnbull.

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Turnbull could have been used in place of McGregor, perhaps in league games after European games. We don’t yet know if Turnbull will be a Celtic player next season.

McGregor will be though, and it would benefit everyone if he played less games next season.