Cameron Carter-Vickers names best in Celtic training, biggest dressing room joker, nicest teammate

By John McGinley

July 30, 2022

Celtic have uploaded the latest episode of the ‘Teammates’ series in which the current squad deliver quickfire answers on several topics not normally talked about publicly.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is the man on duty ahead of the Aberdeen Scottish Premiership opener and has given some fun insight into how he sees his fellow players in the squad.

Asked who the best in training was, the USA international said definitively on Celtic TV: “Callum McGregor. He’s the captain. He sets the standards for us, day in, day out.”

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On the loudest and funniest members of the dressing room, Carter-Vickers said: “There are a few loud players. I’d probably go Jura [Josip Juranovic] or Greg [Taylor]. They both talk a lot of rubbish to be fair, so one of them.

“There are a few funny players, I find Macca [James McCarthy] hilarious. I don’t think he tries to be, but some of the stuff he comes out with is funny. Greg’s funny, Jura’s funny.”

Unsurprisingly the big defender also named Daizen Maeda and Liel Abada as the fastest in the squad, while backing himself for the tag of strongest.

Asked about who the nicest guy in the Celtic squad is, he reckoned: “Kyogo. He’s always smiling. His English is getting better now so he is saying a few things now. He’s always happy around the place, so him.”

Also giving responses to the most skilful, best dressed, worst dressed and so on, it’s a video worth checking out in its entirety on the club channel.

Carter-Vickers is set to be a hugely important figure in Ange Postecoglou’s squad over the next 12 months, having completed a permanent move from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

No doubt part of his reasoning for committing to the Bhoys was the relationships he’d already struck up on loan, so I’m looking forward to seeing how those bonds develop from this point onwards, with big challenges ahead.

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