Callum McGregor reflects on "incredible" Invincible season
Callum McGregor has briefly reflected on Celtic’s Invincible season of 2016/2017 – saying that the achievement is starting to settle in.
The Scotland midfielder featured 36 times during Brendan Rodgers’ first campaign as we completed a clean sweep of domestic trophies without losing a single match. In fact, of the 47 domestic fixtures we faced that season, we only didn’t win four.
Understandably, the Bhoys have been unable to repeat the feat in each of the following three seasons. And, as he looks back, McGregor is starting to realise just what a remarkable achievement the campaign was.
“Now when you look back you realise how special that first season was,” McGregor told the Scottish Sun.
“Obviously it was an incredible season.
“To be so good and keep winning game after game, training every single day trying to get better and trying to get better as a squad, all of us are really proud of that.”
Lennon’s men could emulate Rodgers’ side
Neil Lennon’s side may already have lost their unbeaten record this season but there are some similarities between both his current side and the Invincible one. Of course that is helped by the likes of McGregor, Scott Brown and James Forrest who have stuck around, but the overall attitude of the squad is very similar.
Our current run of eight successive victories is the longest since the end of the Invincible season. Under Rodgers we won our final seven matches of the 2016/2017 campaign as well as the first of the next season – away to Linfield.
The ruthless nature at which the current side are reeling of wins is certainly reminiscent of their previous heroes. Yet there’s one key difference. Lennon’s men are seeking success both on the domestic front and in Europe, where Rodgers never could handle the step up of group stage football.
If this current side can navigate their final ten matches of the year without defeat, they may well be ahead of where the Invincible campaign was at the halfway stage. That would set up the potential for an even greater climaafter the break.