David Turnbull has been one of the bright sparks this season, seizing his chance to get into the first team and excelling when there. The Scotland U21 midfielder believes that the team need to win games and get back into a groove after what has been a painful start to 2021.
As reported by The Sun, Turnbull said that he and his teammates can’t afford to feel sorry for themselves, especially with a tough trip to Livingston on Wednesday.
“We are just focusing on each game and not looking at the gap too much. We will keep fighting and trying to win matches.
“With the coronavirus and everything that’s going on, nobody knows what is going to happen. Not just football. It’s the same for everyone in life.
“We will keep pushing as a team and look to win as many games as possible. That’s what we will try to do.
“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We have another game against Livi in midweek and we know how they play. We need to go there and show fight.”
However, the damage has already been done for Celtic. The trip to Dubai has cost four points that might have made all the difference. The Board opted to do nothing whilst the performances stuttered and the results suffered.
It was almost by chance that Turnbull made his breakthrough in the Europa League ‘dead rubber’ against Lille. Since then he and Ismaila Soro have given Celtic’s midfield a new lease of life and despite the defeat to Rangers and draws against Livi and Hibs, he is confident Celtic can turn it around.
The midfielder was the subject of interest from Neil Lennon’s Celtic last year in what developed into a transfer saga. The player was even pictured in a Celtic top with Neil Lennon doing his interviews before a rare knee injury was found in the medical and forced to call the move off.
Nevertheless, Turnbull endeavoured to keep working in order to get fit again and he reaped the rewards as Celtic came in for him again. This time, there was no issues with the medical and the Scottish Champions sealed a deal bringing the Scotland U21 international from Motherwell to Paradise.