Watch: New Celtic captain Callum McGregor scores curler vs. West Ham
New Celtic captain Callum McGregor scored an impressive curling effort during their friendly against West Ham.
McGregor was appointed Celtic captain following the departure of long-serving Scott Brown at the end of the 2020-21 season.
And with Ange Postecoglou stepping into the manager’s seat following a disappointing campaign, there’s an air of a new beginning in Glasgow’s east end.
Following their 1-1 draw in the Champions League against Midtjylland last Tuesday, Celtic hosted Premier League side West Ham on Saturday afternoon and McGregor made his mark on the occasion.
The 28-year-old midfielder, who scored Scotland’s only goal at Euro 2020, opened Celtic’s account after only eight minutes.
After robbing Manuel Lanzini, McGregor strode forward and unleashed a curling shot that left West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski with no chance.
A classy curler from the captain! 🙌
Callum McGregor picks Lanzini's pocket in midfield and produces a lovely finish to give Celtic an early lead against West Ham 🍀 pic.twitter.com/t5IXN5u62x
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