Celtic’s Mohamed Elyounoussi has disclosed that he was taken aback with the quality of Callum McGregor’s recent goal for the Hoops against Livingston, the Celtic View reports.

The Hoops loanee witnessed McGregor give the Hoops the lead in the 2-2 draw up-close and personal, as he started the game.

Elyounoussi confessed that the quality of the goal, which was a shot from the edge of the penalty area, took him by surprise as he was planning to run in and finish any rebound.


Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor / (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“It was an important goal and such a good strike. I was running towards the goalkeeper for the rebound” Elyounoussi said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 33, Page 23).

“Goalkeeper didn’t stand a chance”

“He hit it so well, and the goalkeeper didn’t stand a chance.”

There was little chance of Elyounoussi getting a rebound, as scoring goals has been a key part of McGregor’s game this season.

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He really knows how to find the back of the net, and has scored 13 goals this season. Such is his goalscoring prowess this season, that you wouldn’t bet against him scoring against Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday.

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McGregor has scored some important goals against the Ibrox side before, who can forget Celtic’s third goal in the 5-1 win at Ibrox back in 2017.

More than capable of a goal at Ibrox

He is more than capable of chipping in with a goal from the middle of the park against the Hoops’ biggest rivals.

Indeed, Elyounoussi, as quoted by the Celtic View, would not be surprised to see McGregor add to his tally against Rangers.

“Cal has scored a few against Rangers over the years, and I’m sure he’ll be keen to do so again this weekend.”

McGregor has had an excellent season so far, arguably all that is missing is a goal against Rangers. Perhaps that will change on Sunday.

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