Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has had his say on some comments made by Partick Thistle manager Callum McGregor following the Hoops’ recent 2-1 Scottish Cup win over the Championship side.
McGregor’s goal took a deflection. McCall claimed that it should go down as an own goal and that Partick goalkeeper Scott Fox was going to save the strike until the deflection by Thomas O’Ware.
“The deflection’s killed us, Callum’s told me he’s claiming the goal but I think it was going safely into Fox’s arms” McCall said, as quoted by Not The Old Firm.
Now McGregor has had his say on the goal.
“Giving me a bit afterwards”
“Ian McCall was giving me a bit afterwards, wasn’t he? It’s my goal, as far as I’m concerned, though. Maybe he didn’t see it properly from his angle but my shot was on target so it counts as mine” McGregor said, as quoted by the Scotsman.
“Maybe he’s disappointed because he was hoping to get it to 1-1 at that time but if you have the chance to shoot from the edge of the box then you take it and if it goes in with a deflection, it doesn’t matter.”
It is not surprising to see McGregor claim the goal. Players always want to claim goals even if they do take a deflection. It was good play by McGregor to get into the space to allow himself to have the chance to score the goal.
Hoops boss will be hoping for more goals from player
Celtic boss Neil Lennon will be hoping that McGregor can score more goals between now and the end of the season.
So far this season, he has scored seven goals. That is a decent enough return. However, if he can double that in the fixtures the Hoops have up until May it could be a huge bonus for the Hoops.
The goals against Partick was a good start to that, hopefully more goals will follow for McGregor.