David Turnbull compares Celtic teammate to Liverpool hero
Celtic midfielder David Turnbull is relishing the opportunity learn from both Callum McGregor and Andy Robertson as his captains for club and country.
Turnbull is still on the comeback trail from a long injury absence after being ever-present in Ange Postecoglou’s team in the first half of the season.
Still just 22, he’s still developing and maturing as a footballer. The former Motherwell man appreciates the opportunity to learn from players who have achieved more than him in the game, naming McGregor and Robertson as his role models right now.
As quoted by The National, he said: “When you are younger you do [ask for advice], and when you grow up and when you are more in about it, you do look at the more experienced players.
“You think ‘what do they do? What can I take from their game or what they do off the pitch to bring into my own?’ It’s always good to do that.
“Both of them [McGregor and Robertson] are brilliant and they lead by example in everything they do. Just spending time with them, asking them questions and training with them every day, it’s a pleasure. It’s great to learn off two guys like that, who are playing at the highest level.
“Just the way they carry themselves in everything, probably more so off the pitch with the way they act and do things. It’s all top-level, it’s all professional and focused on the game or training the next day. Just seeing them and what they do, it’s brilliant really.”
It’s great to hear McGregor is held in such high esteem by his teammates. It’s not a surprise of course. Not only is his leadership valued but his ability too.
McGregor’s teammates actually voted for him to win player of the year at the recent club awards dinner.
Turnbull clearly looks up to him and will be hoping to win a place back in the starting eleven following his injury problems. Could it even be this Saturday vs Hearts?