Callum McGregor reckons “it’s too early” for any chat about Celtic winning the ‘Quadruple Treble’.
The Hoops have secured domestic clean sweeps in each of the last three seasons and are two games away from adding another Betfred Cup to their collection. Things may have gone off the boil in the Premiership in recent weeks but Neil Lennon’s men are still favourites to win each of the three domestic trophies.
However McGregor, who has played a big part in the previous nine successes, reckons that there is a long way to go before another treble becomes a reality.
“It’s too early for that,” he replied when asked by an ambitious reporter. (Scottish National team YouTube page)
“Obviously we try to take every game as it comes, in terms of trying to prepare properly and when we go out into the games we try to win them.
“We know momentum is massive in football and the more you can get of that then you’ve got a good chance of going on a decent run and doing something.
“It’s just about the preparation stuff for us. That’s probably been our key over the last few years.”
Quietly, McGregor will fancy chances of ‘Quadruple Treble’
McGregor really does speak like an experienced pro in the press. He’s only 26-years-old but comes across like a man nearing the end of his playing days, as he fails to get suckered in by any journalists.
His good media game is matched by the majority of his Celtic team mates too. Rarely over the past few years has a Celtic player made a daft comment in the press. Instead they’ve done all of their talking on the pitch and helped make history.
Whether we can go on and win a fourth successive treble is another matter altogether. We may have won clean sweeps in each of the past three years but that doesn’t mean that an identical outcome should be expected this time too.
Trebles are not the norm, no matter what the current Celtic side have done recently. We’ll still have to work incredibly hard just to win one trophy this year so three will be a real tough ask.
But with guys like McGregor, who have been there and done it, as part of the team we will always have a fighting chance.