Captain Callum McGregor says Celtic can no longer take Sunday’s 2-1 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Rangers as they change their outlook on winning the Premier League’s premier league.
he Parkhead side took the lead in the 64th minute at Hampden Park through left-back Greg Taylor but Gers substitute Scott Arfield equalized in the 78th minute to put the game into overtime where a Carl Starfelt own goal ended the Rangers brought to the final against Hearts on March 21.
Celtic are six points clear of Rangers at the top of the table with just five games left, the first of which will be played in Ross County next Sunday.
“We’ve had a great season so far and are in a really positive position with five games to go and it’s important we don’t let one result affect the whole season,” said McGregor, who admitted “we haven’t done enough over the piece” against their Old Firm rivals.
“We put ourselves in a really good position with a lot of hard work, sacrifice, dedication and a lot of good football and a lot of strength within the group.
“It’s important that we don’t lose that and these kinds of games, cup semi-finals are always on the razor’s edge and can go either way.
“We’re obviously disappointed and that dressing room wasn’t a good place to be but we need to put that out of our minds and realize we can still make it a very successful season for the club and for ourselves as a group and that will help us to grow.
“It’s important that we don’t get too down and let everything fall apart after a bad result.
“We’re going to learn from that and we have to show what we can do next week and that will be our biggest game of the season as we have to go there and win.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/dont-let-everything-fall-apart-callum-mcgregor-wants-celtic-to-move-on-from-cup-loss-to-rangers-41562884.html ‘Don’t let it all fall apart’ – Callum McGregor wants Celtic to join Rangers after Cup defeat