Celtic v Rangers: “Take the game to them and see what they’ve got,” Callum McGregor

Callum McGregor spoke to Celtic TV to look back on that brilliant afternoon at Celtic Park last weekend in the 3-0 win over Hearts and ahead to this weekend’s Glasgow Derby match against theRangers at Celtic Park this Saturday.

Callum McGregor at full time, Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on May 04, 2024. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Loving the Glasgow Derbies 

The Celtic captain has been over the course so many times in so many successful campaigns and certainly knows what it takes for a Celtic team to come out on top in these crucial matches, with this one certain to have a major bearing on the destination of the title.  And Calmac admitted that he loves playing in the Glasgow Derby matches.

You’ve got to enjoy the fight and the battle of it

“If you don’t enjoy them then you’re going to struggle to play at a big club like this,” the Celtic captain told Celtic TV. “So over the years, you build up more experience and when the games come around then you know when you’re in the middle of it, you have to enjoy it. You’ve got to enjoy the fight and the battle of it.

You understand what the game means

“Generally, when you do that, then you have positive experiences. So we’ll definitely be trying to have another one of them. We’ve just got to stay calm and focus on doing our job. Sometimes you can become over emotional and you understand what the game means in the context of the season.

“But if we focus on our performance and working as hard as we possibly can for each other and the supporters, then you know straight away the energy level goes up.

That’s when we play our best football

“When we take the game to a level and intensity that teams struggle to live with, that’s when we play our best football.

“So I think that the message for us is, focus on ourselves, work as hard as we can for each and let’s go and take the game to them and see what they’ve got.”

Watch Callum McGregor’s interview with Celtic TV below….

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