Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has risked the ire of his own fans by saying that there’s no discernible “gulf in quality” between Rangers and Celtic.
The Scotland midfielder was speaking to Sky Sports in the build-up to Sunday’s Old Firm match. And whilst he spoke about Celtic’s thirst for revenge, he also said something telling about the two sides.
According to McGregor “the margin is so tight” and it just depends who turns up on the day.

McGregor is also a mainstay in the Scotland side. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)
“The win in December shows the margin is so tight – one team turns up and plays well then they’ll win the game,” said McGregor.

“There is no massive gulf in quality, it’s turning up on the day and being at it, being at the very best level to win the game.”
Rangers December win over Celtic didn’t just affect their fans, but it certainly seems to have gotten to their players too.

December’s Old Firm defeat “still hurts”

Callum McGregor might have said there’s not much difference between the sides, but he also spoke about wanting to get Rangers back for the defeat. He claims it still hurts.
“You hurt – it’s been three months in the waiting since the December game and it hurts still,” said McGregor.
“Every day you keeping going but in the back of your mind it does hurt and when you get the chance to put it right you take it.

McGregor toiled in the Old Firm at Ibrox. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
“It was tough to take – we know how low it was to have that feeling in the dressing room.”

The likes of Scott Brown [originally Scottish Sun] and Jeremy Toljan [originally Four Four Two] have also had plenty to say as we look forward to Sunday’s match.
And according to Callum McGregor, it’s a game between two evenly matched sides.
Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in News

Close