Celtic players are always expected to be a big part of the Scotland national team set up and Steve Clarke has recently made a brilliant claim about one of them. The side have achieved a lot of success under the head coach, recently making a historic appearance at EURO 2020, where they gave a great account of themselves and they still have a chance of making it to the World Cup.
Thus, while Clarke’s style of football might not be everybody’s cup of tea, it has certainly proven to be effective and without doubt taken the Scotland national team in the right direction.
And the manager recently decided to pick out a Celtic player for special praise in the form of Callum McGregor, who has been a consistent performer for both club and country for quite some time.
As reported by Sky Sports, Clarke recently said that McGregor sometimes gets overlooked for other players but the Celtic captain has been a standout:
“I think in midfield, you look at Callum McGregor. He sometimes maybe gets overlooked because Billy gets the headlines, but Callum McGregor’s had a really good year with the international team. He was a standout, him and Ryan Jack, against Serbia. Callum has continued on a really good level for the national team. Obviously now he’s captain of Celtic and he’s got that responsibility and the more captains you’ve got on the pitch the better.”
Clarke gives special praise to the Celtic captain
It is very true that a player like McGregor can often get overlooked. And that is not just the case when he plays for the Scotland national team.
Even when he plays for Celtic, often, it feels like he does not get the credit that his performances deserve. He has been one of the club’s best players for years now but often, he is not the one making the headlines.
Many have questioned whether he is the right man to be the Celtic captain. Thus, the club’s Scottish League Cup win must have been a huge boost for McGregor.
He has guided the side to the first trophy up for grabs for them with him as the captain. Now, one can only hope the the Hoops can build from here and continue to deliver trophies during his run with the armband.