Callum McGregor perplexed by criticism of Celtic treble chasers

By John Reid

May 10, 2019

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has admitted that he is unsure why the current Hoops side have faced so much criticism this season.

It seems that some fans aren’t too pleased with recent performances. This is despite the Hoops being on the verge of another treble.

The player of the year nominee thinks that the Hoops are being judged too harshly.

“More of a perception thing”

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“We actually have more points this season than last year, so I think it’s more of a perception thing” he said, as reported by the Scotsman.

“I don’t really know why it’s been negative, but we’ve always tried to prove on the pitch everything is fine, despite the change in manager and 

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Performances have been poor

Perhaps the main reason for the negativity is that despite the good results, performances on the whole have been quite poor.

It was a trend which started under former manager Brendan Rodgers. It has continued under interim boss Neil Lennon.

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The lack of goals scored by the Hoops this season might well be a part of the perceived negativity. With two games of the season remaining, Celtic have scored 75 league goals, four less than second placed Rangers.

The players could well be exhausted too. It has been a long season and some players have almost been run into the ground.

There seems to be a number of reasons for the negativity. Thankfully it hasn’t affected the results on the pitch.