Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has compared midfielder Callum McGregor to legendary German World Cup winning captain Philpp Lahm, and claim that the 24-year-old is the Hoops version of Lahm.
Rodgers thinks that McGregor’s consistency is finally being rewarded, as he has become a Scotland regular and has become a mainstay of the Hoops team this season, making 49 appearances.
“He’s getting the credit he deserves. You talk about Philipp Lahm, who was a great player at Bayern Munich – Callum is that version for me here at Celtic,” Rodgers said, as quoted on the club’s official Twitter account.
💬 "He’s getting the credit he deserves. You talk about Philipp Lahm, who was a great player at Bayern Munich – Callum is that version for me here at Celtic.”
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 19, 2018
McGregor has been in very good form for the Bhoys in recent weeks, and scored his 10th goal of the season in the 4-0 Scottish Cup victory over Rangers, his third goal in two seasons against the Hoops’ bitter rivals.
Football Insider verdict
McGregor might be having a very good season for the Hoops, perhaps his best since making his first-team breakthrough, but let’s be honest here, he ain’t on Lahm, who lifted the World Cup as German captain in 2014, and won countless trophies – including Champions Leagues – with Bayern Munich. It’s just a case of Rodgers giving the player more confidence by comparing him to a legendary football figure, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The Hoops boss is being clever, and hoping that McGregor takes confidence from his words and goes on to have a storming end of the season for the Bhoys.
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