June 24, 2024

As the Celtic team gets ready to play Rangers in the Scottish Cup final, Callum McGregor is convinced that they know exactly what has to be done to win.

In the competition’s first Old Firm final in 22 years, the Hoops captain will have the opportunity to add to his impressive medal collection on Saturday at Hampden.

When Celtic was awarded the Premiership title last weekend, the Scotland midfielder raised the most recent of his 21 trophies with the team.

Despite having won five Scottish Cups in the previous seven years, the 30-year-old is still driven for more and has faith in his teammates going into the championship match.

Speaking on Thursday, he stated: “Much of your work goes unnoticed until the last ten days of the season, given the nature of the season and how it goes. If you don’t pick up the first trophy.”

“So maybe from the outside, everyone is thinking that maybe things haven’t been that awful, but you have to fight and leagues are won after 10 or eleven months of incredibly hard work, graft, perseverance, and endurance, and we have now placed ourselves in a strong position.

Callum McGregor is adamant that the Celtic squad are confident that they know what they need to do to be successful as they prepare to take on Rangers in the Scottish Cup final.

The Hoops skipper has a chance to add to his extensive medal collection at Hampden on Saturday in the first Old Firm final in the competition for 22 years.

The Scotland midfielder lifted the latest of 21 trophies with Celtic last weekend when they were presented with the Premiership crown.

That includes five Scottish Cups in the last seven years but the 30-year-old remains hungry for more and he has belief in his teammates ahead of the showpiece game.

Speaking on Thursday he said: “With the nature of the season and how it goes, if you don’t pick up the first trophy then a lot of your work goes unnoticed until the last ten days of the season.

“So maybe externally everyone’s now thinking that it’s maybe not been too bad, but you’ve got to battle and league’s are won over ten, 11 months of really hard work and graft and perseverance and resilience and we have put ourselves in a good position now.

“We arrive into the game at the weekend full of confidence and we understand the challenge, it will be a massive game with two good teams.

“So we understand where we are and we have to give everything to the game and in cup finals you need a bit of luck, you need things to go your way, you’ve got to play well on the day.

“So we’ve got a good chance, we’ll turn up, we’re full of confidence off the back of securing the league.

“We’ve always been confident and the last ten days have put us in a nice place and hopefully we can finish off the season with a double at the weekend.

“Resilience is the key word when you go to win leagues, you’ve got to stay together and trust each other and that’s we did and got it over the line and we deserved it.

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