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Celtic star McGregor regularly watches different teams in order to understand Rodgers’ tactics.

Scottish PremiershipCelticCeltic star McGregor regularly watches different teams in order to understand Rodgers’ tactics.
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Every day is a literally a school day for Callum McGregor.

He doesn’t only listen to what the gaffer is saying and telling him to do but will also take on board the advice he gives the other players – so he can understand Rodgers’ tactics.

He said: “There was a lot of chopping and changing throughout and for me, that’s a good thing.

“The more positions you play and the more angles you see the game from, the better your knowledge of tactics. I’ve had a few conversations with the gaffer in terms of the tactics side.

“I’m always learning, but I think he’s happy with my progress.

“When you learn from the likes of the gaffer and Broony, you’re learning from the best.

“Ideally, I like playing as a No8, because it lets you come short and be involved in the build-up, but you can get into the box and go for goals as well.

“But I’m always interested in knowing about other roles.

“Games can be so complex at times, with different systems as they go along.

“This has been especially the case under this manager.

“He has worked at a real high level and his tactics are a different class, so if you don’t try and listen and learn, it’s a wasted opportunity.

“I’ve always had that inkling to try and learn as much as I can.

“At home, I watch any game that’s on — Champions League games, big internationals.

“I watched France v Germany during the week, a great chance to learn off the best players, see what they do, see what the systems are.

“When the gaffer speaks to us about a certain system, I try to watch for it in a game, because once you see it being implemented you understand better what he’s telling you and it’s easier to make it work in our own games. He always wants us to be flexible and you see that here.

“Hibs changed it, we changed it, they change it again, so do we and we go on and win the game because of the shape of the team. I really enjoy that side of it.”


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