Celtic captain Callum McGregor revealed that the club is unfazed by the outside noise ahead of the first Old Firm derby of the season. He believes that the club is moving in the right direction, a thought shared by manager Ange Postecoglou. Celtic started the season in the worst possible fashion losing 2-1 to Hearts. Since then, they have won six consecutive games and have scored 24 goals in the process. McGregor took over the armband from the outgoing Scott Brown after his contract expired last season.
“We are not thinking about what was said in the summer, what has been said now,” Celtic captain Callum McGregor. “We will let everyone else talk about the [Rangers] game. Our focus is building something special here, the manager speaks about it every day. We just want to get better. We try and make the supporters proud of what we are doing. We know that we have still got levels to go.”
“I am not sure surprised is the right word, but it has obviously settled down very, very quickly in terms of the manager getting his ideas across to the players and the players actually carrying it out,” he added. “It has probably been sped up in that sense but there was always belief certainly within the dressing room and within the building that we could things going pretty quickly. Given the nature of football, you have to produce results and performances quickly – so we knew that pressure was on.”