‘Giving us criticism and having a bit of a stab,’ Celtic star

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Callum McGregor hit back at the Celtic critics today and reckons that an hardwired stubbornness to prove his doubters wrong will simply harden Brendan Rodgers’ resolve to finish what he’s started at Parkhead.

Speculation remains linking Rodgers with the Aston Villa job that was vacated by Steve Bruce at the end of last week. McGregor has the highest regard for his boss at Celtic and reckons he’s going nowhere anytime soon.

“Recently everybody has been giving us a bit of criticism and having a bit of a stab. That’s because over the last couple of years nobody has been able to say anything about results or performances.

“So everybody is sort of coming for us a bit now. But we know the strength of our group and our manager and know that we can come out of this really well,” Celtic star McGregor said today.

“When the criticism is thrown at the manager, it’s in his nature to stay and prove people wrong.

‘You want a top manager running your team for as long as you can. For everybody at Celtic, be it fans or players, we want him to stay and we hope he does,” the Celtic midfielder stated, as reported by the Press Association.

 

Callum also noted that he believes that his Celtic team-mate Leigh Griffiths believes himself to be just off the level needed to play for Scotland at the moment and that’s why he is instead  staying at home to work on his fitness.

Also on The Celtic Star today…

OzCelts Podcast – Six of the best, Salzburg, Griffiths v McLeish plus Broken Hertz…Read HERE.

‘Hammered’ – The Three Celtic stars unfairly treated by McLeish…Read HERE.

John McGinn notes the irony in ‘Rodgers to Villa’ stories…Read HERE.

Jim Craig – The lowest attendance for a European match at Celtic Park…Read HERE.

Visit the new Celtic fans forum Celtic Noise…

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