Callum McGregor is someone who has seen it all and done it all at Celtic. He has risen through the ranks at the club, going from a ball boy to captain. And naturally, he has been part of a lot of different dressing rooms over the years. With the armband in his possession now, he is the one with the responsibility to set the tone.
Obviously, football has changed a lot in recent times. Even looking back just a decade, it feels like a lot of changes have taken place.
Whether that be the technology used in the game, the style of it or everything that comes with being a modern-day footballer. Nobody can deny that football has evolved a lot in a very short span of time.
It looks like the dressing room atmosphere has changed a lot in recent times as well. And McGregor has admitted to one change that he has witnessed take place over his time at Parkhead.
McGregor admits to one change in Celtic dressing room
While talking on SPFL’s Twitter, when asked who dealt with the music at Celtic now, McGregor admitted:
"“I think now, more of the younger ones are all listening to their AirPods and stuff, they’ve all got their individual music.”"
When questioned whether he cared about that or not, the captain said:
"“No, it doesn’t bother me now because I’m a bit caught in between the old school where I had like Broony and KT and like we had a really British-type changing room at that point where everyone was always together and we all listened to the same music and now it’s completely changed.“Obviously we’ve got a really multicultural changing room now.”"
Of course, that is not a big deal at all. It is just the changing times. If players feel more comfortable playing their own music before matches to get into the zone then that should not be an issue to anyone. As long as the ball finds the back of the opposition net consistently, no questions will be raised about the togetherness of the squad.
The fact of the matter is that dressing room culture is just a reflection of the times. One cannot expect some traditions to remain in place forever, when the world has changed so much, especially with the exponential growth in technology in recent years.