Celtic star Callum McGregor outshines £62m-rated England midfielder
Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor delivered an incredibly impressive performance for Scotland up against a star-studded England team this evening.
Scotland picked up a creditable 0-0 result against England at Wembley, giving themselves a chance of escaping Group D.
A win against Croatia on Tuesday should see them through to the next round of the major tournament.
McGregor, and teammate Billy Gilmour, were imperious in the middle of the park up against the much-hyped Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice.
The CIES Football Observatory reckons West Ham United player Rice is worth around £62m in the current transfer market, converted from €72m.
Callum McGregor must stay in Scotland team
McGregor’s performance tonight not only demonstrates his ability but just how undervalued some players are in the Scottish Premiership.
As my colleague Euan Davidson wrote ahead of tonight’s fixture, Steve Clarke absolutely had to name McGregor in tonight’s team. He didn’t disappoint.
It’d be magic to see the same midfield of McGregor, Gilmour and John McGinn on the pitch against Croatia. With those three, and talents like Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney, anything is possible on Tuesday night.
Ultimately, it’s also a great sign that McGregor can be an impressive performance again for Celtic next season.
These supporters have taken to social media tonight to share their plaudits for the Bhoys midfielder…
Callum McGregor bossing Rice & Phillips
— Ray Mullen (@MarxToProveIt65) June 18, 2021
Callum McGregor unbelievable son.
— Steven Higgins (@stevenhiggins27) June 18, 2021
Callum mcgregor unbelievable 👏🏻👏🏻
— Scott Brown (@brooniee_30) June 18, 2021
WHAT A SHIFT FROM THE BOYS Callum Mcgregor was a machine never stopped running working defending and was super tidy in midfield actually a proper baller
— Dargue (@JustinDargue) June 18, 2021
Callum McGregor was immense btw
— ShadowsOfWeevil🍀🏴 (@ATcfc88) June 18, 2021
Callum McGregor man of the match. What a player
— Athletic Coy (@theathleticcoy) June 18, 2021
Brilliant performance from every single player. Callum mcgregor and billy gilmour top notch man
— Ryan Coats (@RyanCoats88) June 18, 2021
Callum McGregor btw. MOTM. Best player on the pitch tonight
— Kitson (@Kitson67) June 18, 2021