Callum McGregor hungry for more silverware as Celtic captain

Celtic have won five of the last six League Cups and could secure another final with a win on Saturday.

Callum McGregor hungry for more silverware as Celtic captain SNS Group

Callum McGregor says he is hungry to lift more silverware as Celtic captain as the Hoops look to secure a another League Cup final place.

The Scotland midfielder led Ange Postecoglou’s side to the trophy last season, in what was his first as captain, before also lifting the Premiership trophy in May.

McGregor has been part of the Celtic team that has won five out of the last six League Cup tournaments and he is adamant he remains just as hungry for the sixth as he was for the very first one.

He said: “At big clubs you have to win, especially in this country. If you are at a big club then you are under pressure to deliver success and every time the chance to win a trophy comes around you have to take it and you have to be successful.

“If you don’t it is regarded as a failure so that’s the pressure you live with if you are at a big club and it is just part and parcel of the game up here.”

Since making his debut for the club under Ronny Delia in 2014 he has lifted 16 major trophies, including seven league titles and four Scottish Cups, and was handed the armband in 2021 after long-term skipper Scott Brown left the club.

He said: “It’s a club that has been dipped in success throughout its history, it was successful before Scott got the armband, it was successful before I got it. Our job in that role is to continue with that success and continue the good work that has been done.

“We all want to challenge each other every day, continue to improve and get better and that is where success starts. It’s every day picking up good habits, preparing well, training as hard as you possibly can and when you get the opportunity at the weekend then you show everybody how good you are and how good a team we have got.”