CELTIC captain Callum McGregor has expressed concern about the team’s recent performance saying it’s a warning for their title ambitions after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Motherwell at Parkhead.

Callum McGregor
4th November 2023; Victoria Park, Dingwall, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, Ross County versus Celtic; Callum McGregor of Celtic applauds the fans during the warm up

The match was marked by missed opportunities, including a penalty kick from Luis Palma that failed to find the net.

Despite a late penalty converted by David Turnbull in the 86th, Celtic couldn’t hold onto their lead, conceding an equaliser from a corner kick just four minutes later.

This result comes as a setback for Celtic, who at one point had a comfortable lead in the league but now face the possibility of their nearest rivals, Rangers, narrowing the gap to just three points if they win their games in hand.

Celtic have now dropped points in the league twice in their last ice outings.

McGregor highlighted the need for resilience and the ability to bounce back from such disappointments as key to winning the league. He said that the result should act as a “warning” for the Celtic players, who should really hold an extremely comfortable lead at this, still early, stage of the season.

“Is it a warning? Yeah. You find yourself seven points clear early doors and everybody thinks: ‘That’s it wrapped up’,” he told Record Sport.

“It’s never ever like that. There are so many twists and turns. I say it every year, it’s the team that deals with disappointment best that will go on and win the league.

“There are too many variables and games of football to be played. The team that bounces back from disappointments and defeats will win the title.

“We need to make sure that, internally, we stay strong and give everything we’ve got especially in this really important period.”


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