Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has revealed that the Hoops won’t be taking their last two league games of the season lightly, even as the Scottish Cup Final looms on the horizon.
The Hoops mainstay, who made his 51st appearance of the season against Hearts at Tynecastle, believes that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers will not allow his players to slacken off with Cup Final places against Motherwell at stake.
“We have just been relentless from the word go and the manager’s been the same,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“He doesn’t allow you to slip up or not work hard, so it is actually fairly easy in terms of the games you’ve got.
“We’re at a big club in Celtic and the pressure is on every week to win and keep winning.
“We know the Cup Final is in the back of our minds but we have two big games to finish off the league now.”
The Hoops face Kilmarnock and Aberdeen to close out the Scottish Premiership season before the Cup Final and the chance to make history as the first team in Scotland ever to win back to back domestic trebles.
Football Insider verdict
The Hoops boss made his intentions clear that despite the league being won he wanted to carry on winning, which is why he picked a very strong side for the game against Hearts, of course there might have been some notion of revenge about that game following the Hoops’ 4-0 loss to Hearts in December, but Rodgers had the chance to make plenty of changes and he decided not to do it. Perhaps there might be some changes made for the clash v Kilmarnock as the Hoops are in a bit of a striking crisis, with Moussa Dembele currently their only fit striker, but he usually plays better with a run of games under his belt, and he is only just returning from a spell out of the side. It is an interesting situation for the Hoops to be in, and the team selected to face Steve Clarke’ side on Wednesday night could make very intriguing reading.
In other Celtic news, Scott Brown took a swipe at Hearts after the Hoops’ win at Tynecastle