Ange Postecoglou has heaped praise on Celtic’s new skipper, Callum McGregor, by insisting that he espouses the values that he finds admirable in person and player.
On the eve of Callum signing on with Celtic for another five years, Ange has been effusive in his praise of Callum’s many qualities. Speaking to Celtic TV, the manager said: “Yeah. Brilliant news, brilliant news for the Club. Obviously it was an important year for Cal, stepping up to be the new captain, and he’s already shown outstanding qualities, and I still feel his best footballing years are ahead of him.”
“And, it’s great to know that they will be spent here I front of the Celtic fans, and he’ll be a big part of what we’re trying to build for the future. Look, he espouses the values that I’m after. He understands what we’re trying to build and on and off the field.”
“He’s not just talking about it. He’s living it. He’s shown the behaviours that I want leaders to show. And as I said, he’s jis taking his first steps. But, I think it’s exciting with what’s ahead.”
💬 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳: Cal is a shining example to all our young players 🌟
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 24, 2021
When reminded of the loyalty Callum has shown to Celtic over the years, Ange has this to say: “Yeah, brilliant. And again, it’s a great story to tell. “And I’ve already sort of mentioned him to quite a few of our young guys here in trying to breat through to the first team.”
“And he’s a shining example of it’s not always smooth sailing. You’ve got to fight through things. You’ve got to prove yourself. At times, you’ve got to go away to kick start his career. And the whole time he just had this real determination to be a part of this football club and have success and long may it continue.”
It was welcome news today that McGregor agreed to a new five year deal that would take him to 2026. McGregor has evolved into an excellent footballer, one of Scotland’s best but opted against the draw of financial reward in England like some.