Celtic’s training ground facilities have been a lonely place for Callum McGregor as his team-mates are currently all over the world representing their country.
A few players including McGregor, Carlton Cole and Kris Commons have remained at Lennoxtown this week to put in the hard work as Celtic chasing a fifth successive league title and a second consecutive league and cup double.
After a few days of intense training, McGregor will now take a few days rest to enjoy the Easter break ahead of a title run in as the Hoops gear up for a crucial game against Hearts at Paradise.
As quoted the official Celtic website McGregor said:
The boys away on international duty will be working hard but we will have a few good days here and then we will hopefully have a few days off.
It’s been a busy period for me so this a time when we can recharge and that’s what I will do, and I’ll be ready to go again when we start again.
The Hoops are four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a game in hand and despite Aberdeen putting pressure on, they should still be favourites to win the title.
McGregor acknowledged that the Dons are having a great season, but said there is always pressure to win games at Celtic, so the team do not feel any different.
There is pressure every week to win and perform well so it’s no different. Aberdeen are having a great season and are pushing us close. It will be tight but there is always pressure to go and win at Celtic so we are just focusing on everything we are doing and hopefully it takes care of itself.
It’s a long, hard season but once you to get to the last eight games, potentially, if you go and in four, five or six games in a row then you are close to it so that is spurring the boys on – we know it’s in touching distance. So if we keep our heads right and keep performing well, there is no reason why we can’t do it.
The 22-year-old also spoke about the fans at Celtic Park and said that they are a huge influence on the players and that playing at home gives the Hoops a great advantage.
The fans are always a massive part of what we are doing. Every time we play at Celtic Park, the noise of the fans roaring on gives you that extra energy that you didn’t think you had. They will definitely have a big part to play. I know they will get behind the team as they always give us great backing and hopefully we can go and do it together.
Celtic will be hoping to open up a seven-point gap when they play their game in hand, however all eyes will be on the game against Hearts on April 2nd at Paradise following the international break.