In Celtic’s 4-1 triumph over Hibernian, captain Callum McGregor delivered an assist that has become a talking point among fans.
Precision passing perfection from Callum McGregor 👌
— SPFL (@spfl) December 7, 2023
The precision pass, which set up Oh Hyeon-gyu for his second goal of the match, was initially met with some debate over McGregor’s intent.
While some supporters initially thought McGregor was aiming for Luis Palma on the left wing, new footage has provided clarity on the situation.
This fresh perspective reveals that McGregor, rather than looking towards Palma, was actually focused on Oh’s movements, indicating a deliberate and skilful assist.
I initially thought the pass was meant for Palma. But this angle makes me think it’s intended for Oh. He’s looking at Oh who’s pointing to where he’s wanting it. McGregor hasn’t even looked in Palma’s direction at this stage.
Verdict: intentional assist 🎯 pic.twitter.com/GIUmWUp0n6
— Diego (@WindyDiego) December 7, 2023
You can even see the South Korean striker, who won Man of the Match, show Calmac where he wants the ball played.
This revelation underscores McGregor’s exceptional awareness and vision on the field. His ability to read the game and anticipate his teammates’ positions is a testament to his experience and football intelligence.
He was playing further forward than he usually does, with Iwata holding. He excelled in the position and showed his quality in the advanced areas of the pitch.