'Stamp our authority' - McGregor sets out stall ahead of Celtic clash v Anderlecht
Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor believes that the Hoops need to just go out and play their own game against Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Bhoys go into the Parkhad game on the verge of clinching Europa League football, as they lead the Belgian side by three points and three goals, meaning that the Brussels club would need to win by four goals in Glasgow to finish third in the group.
McGregor, as quoted by STV Sport, wants the Celts to impose themselves on the game from the start, to get the job done.
He said: “We need to go and stamp our authority on the game tomorrow night and not just sit back and defend that three goal lead.
“We just have to go out and play our own game and I think that’s where we’ve been at our best.”
The Hoops comfortably won 3-0 in Belgium in September, with goals from Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair.
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McGregor is also expecting the Belgian side to put up a fight: “They’re coming to try to get those three goals back so we’re anticipating an exciting game and we know that defensively we’ll have to be on it.”
The Bhoys have done reasonably well in the Champions League this season, as Brendan Rodgers’ side have almost made clinched their stated aim of European football after Christmas.
Their best performances have come in the aforementioned victory in Belgium and the narrow defeat to Bayern Munich in Glasgow, with the worst performances coming in the two games against French league leaders PSG, which in a 12-1 aggregate score to the Paris side.
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