By support

1st Nov, 2017 | 4:29pm

'We're getting better' - McGregor insists Celtic can go 'toe-to-toe' with Euro elite

By John Reid

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor can see the positives in Celtic’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.

Celtic held their own for most of the game with McGregor scoring the equaliser.

The Hoops arguably had the better chances in the game but failed to take them.

Only lapses in concentration from the defence prevented the Bhoys from picking up a deserved point.

The performance was far better than Celtic’s meek surrender at the Allianz Arena two weeks ago.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

Speaking to the Sunday Post, McGregor admitted that the game was “a stepping stone” in the right direction.

“You can see we’re getting better with every game we play.

“We have a better tactical idea of what we’re trying to do in these big games and I think you saw that we can go toe-to-toe and really mix it with the big boys.”

Celtic certainly seemed far more up for the game then they had in their previous Champions League encounters against the ‘big teams’ of the group.

The display was far better than the aforementioned game in Germany a fortnight ago and the 5-0 loss to PSG at Celtic Park in September.

The test for Celtic is now to turn in a decent performance when they visit the Parc des Princes in three weeks time.

McGregor will hope to be a part of the Celtic line-up as they attempt to make history against St Johnstone at the weekend, as the Bhoys aim to go 63 domestic games unbeaten.

In other Celtic news, Craig Gordon has hailed Celtic’s trio of Scots

We’ve launched a << BREAKING NEWS FEED>> exclusively for your club. ‘Like Us’ on Facebook by clicking here if you want 24/7 updates on all Celtic breaking news.