Callum McGregor has praised Joe Hart’s humility and says the standards he sets can be something for young players at Celtic to look up to.
The 34-year-old joined the Hoops for £1 million in the summer after departing Tottenham following just one season in North London.
He has since established himself as the club’s number-one option between the sticks and has kept six clean sheets in 11 games in the Premiership, as well as three blanks in the Europa League so far.
One of Hart’s latest showing saw him impress during Celtic’s 3-1 win against Hibernian, in which he made two crucial stops to earn his side all three points at Easter Road. He then also went on to record another clean sheet in the 0-0 against Livingston yesterday.
His performances have captured the attention of teammate McGregor, who believes Hart should be looked at beyond just his goalkeeping abilities, citing his humility as something younger players can feed off.
Speaking to The Scottish Sun, he said: “Joe [Hart] has been first-class. At massive moments in the [Hibernian] game, he made two brilliant saves.
“Every single player congratulated him, but Joe just said, ‘That’s my job. I’ve got to keep the ball out of the net’.
“It shows how humble he is, too, which is brilliant. In those moments, you need big saves – and he’s been first-class at that. The standards he sets every day for the younger lads to follow is great. The importance of that can’t be overlooked.”
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This seems to be a similar reason as to why Spurs acquired him last season, as someone to be a strong and helpful figure in the dressing room as well as on the pitch.
It didn’t always come together for him at Spurs, though, but it is good to see it happening for him in Scotland.
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