Callum McGregor's incredible 'target on your back' message as he aims to keep rivals chasing Celtic

By Lewis Laird

May 13, 2022

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has insisted that there is still even more, to come from Ange Postecoglou’s side next season.

The Hoops captain delivered his first title win as captain on Wednesday evening and was visibly delighted at winning that honour after a brilliant season.

However, after experiencing many title wins in the past, McGregor knows that Postecoglou and his players will face a new test heading into next campaign.

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Speaking in the aftermath of the win at Tannadice in midweek, McGregor opened up on the Celtic manager, insisting that the 56-year old is building something at Parkhead.

But, the Scotland internationalist is well aware they face another test next season, as teams attempt to take the title away, and McGregor is keen to improve and show precisely why this side are champions.

He said [Daily Record]: “The good thing about this is there is much more to come from this group of players.

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“He (Postecoglou) is starting to build something, but it is easy to chase people.

“When you’re chasing something, it is easy – you have that hunger, naturally, the desire.

“It’s now the opposite. OK. We’re champions. Brilliant. Now park it.

“We’ll enjoy it at the weekend, but the minute we leave that building, we go away in the summer and come back; we have to be even hungrier.

“We have to be even fitter.

“There’s a target on your back, and that’s where good players will show up and say, ‘Right, let’s go again’.That’s what we have to do.”

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McGregor’s experience will be crucial next season

It has been a brilliant first season for McGregor as captain after filling the role of the departing Scott Brown.

The 28-year old has shown why he deserves to wear the armband, leading the club on and off the pitch in a perfect manner.

McGregor has lifted trophy after trophy during his time at Celtic and knows what it is like to be chased back the pack as holders. So, his experience could prove crucial for Postecoglou’s team this season.

Similarly to the Celtic manager, McGregor realises that there are still improvements to come from this time, which is an exciting prospect for all fans.

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