Video: “We need to handle all the challenges that will be thrown at us,” Callum McGregor

After Celtic’s hectic pre-season schedule came to an end with Saturday’s 2-0 win over Norwich City, there’s been something of a lull in Celtic related activity this week. There’s no midweek game, instead the team are taking the full week to prepare for the flag day opener on Sunday afternoon when Aberdeen are the visitors to Celtic Park and the serious business of setting about defending our title gets underway.

It’s a calm before the storm because over the next few days the activity will increase dramatically and on Sunday Celtic will begin an intense period of matches that will last up until the break for the World Cup.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 19: Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates with the Premier Sports Cup after victory in the Premier Sports Cup Final between Celtic and Hibernian at Hampden Park on December 19, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Celtic captain has been speaking about Flag Day on Sunday and he’s witnessed plenty such occasions as a Celtic player over the years – indeed he’s seen it every year he’s played for the club bar one – but this time it will be extra special for Callum McGregor as this is the first time he’ll unfurl the flag as club captain.

“When you think about the people that have done it over the years, for the club to ask me to do it is a huge honour personally, and for my family to watch that,” Callum said, as reported by the official Celtic website.“It’s always a brilliant day when you get to unfurl the league flag at Celtic Park. There’s a real buzz and energy about the place with plenty of anticipation of the new season ahead.

“I’m very grateful to get the opportunity to do it and once we get it out the way it’s down to business and making sure we perform and get the three points.

“The excitement of a new season spurs you on and the challenge is to go and be champions again.”

The Celtic captain has been speaking exclusively to the Celtic View Editor Paul Cuddihy on Celtic TV and that interview is available to view now, see below…

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