Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by greengrocer, Jul 5, 2014.
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Bet he still won’t get a game for Scotland.
Love watching him take a ball in to feet, his touch and control is superb.
I think we're seeing more and more his confidence and coming out of his shell in interviews, press conferences and during game's whether it's his celebrations or swagger..
I'll be honest and although I rated him, I haven't always been sure he was a certain starter for us going forward and a big game player..
That's been rubbished for sometime now..
Still think there is quite a bit more to come from him also in terms of improvement..
Left back. Left wing back. Left wing. Off the striker. A 10. Off the right. In a central 3..
So versatile and someone I can see who'll never leave or want to, even if no playing every week..
I have to agree 100 percent,he is still young aswell but he is in the same mould as the iniesta xavi style of player so calm in possession its unreal.(obviously not as good as them tho haha)
159 appearance, 28 goals is not too bad when you think about how often he’s shunted around the pitch and how often he’s actually started/finished games for us.
He’s became a real key player for us and should be up there for POTY along with Broony and Forrest.
i said a good song..
that one is pretty lame
I see him a bit like Chico in that he's never going to get the recognition he deserves because he's a very good player in a number of roles rather than an outstanding player in one role. Those kind of players always seem underrated, especially if they're Scottish; but for a club like us that can't afford to have so many outstanding players, he's absolutely vital.
I see him a bit like Brown in that he's a very intelligent player who reads things very well and therefore plays several levels above what his technique ought to allow and in that people often literally can't see what he is doing for the team (Broony was brilliant long before the penny dropped for many of us, including me BTW).
I see him a bit like Lustig in that if he ever loses form or starts to fade, the fans will turn on him.
Importantly he's not just good domestically, he can cut it in Europe too (like Chico). He'll be a vital member of the squad for years to come even if he never gets one whit better.
I said it before, but I hope at some point he gets a run of games in the Paul Lambert role, as I think with time he could be world class in that role as he gets older (I know it sounds daft to me too).
I think his technique is one of his biggest assets. His finish the other day there was exquisite.
I agree, it was a fantastic finish. Looked even better with the replay behind the goal that shows it went right in the corner.
That was his weak foot as well which shows how good technically he is.
He is actually a really good finisher. Loved that goal of his against the huns last season where Dembele lays him off and he just passes it in the bottom corner.
Iniesta has posters of Callum McGregor on his wall.
One of the best players in the team for positional play and holding the ball up for runners. Also polished his shooting boots recently as well.
Was gonna post this too. He takes up great positions, such a clever wee player. Had that * Tav totally bamboozled last two games, he doesn’t know how to mark him.
Best player on the park on Sunday, outstanding performance, his best yet in a celtic jersey. He's really stepping up to the plate in big games this season.
Better than he was against Zenit at home?
Dont rate him at all. Would drop him for Henderson.
I think so.
I’d hold the Zenit performance in higher regard, just because of the difference in the level of the opponent.
Doesn’t seem to matter to Callum, because he was great against Bayern as well.
I just think the way he strutted around the pitch on Sunday as if he owned it gives that game the edge.
He used to shrink in the big games but now I think he believes that he is one of the main men and takes responsibility, his link-up play was brilliant.