Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Callum McGregor eager to face down Neymar’s PSG at Celtic Park

Celtic's Callum McGregor (SNS Group)
Celtic's Callum McGregor (SNS Group)

CALLUM MCGREGOR insists Celtic are ready to take the fight to Paris St Germain when they open their Champions League campaign against the French giants next week.

Big-spending PSG will bring their star-studded line-up to Parkhead next Tuesday and McGregor admits he will have to pinch himself before going up against the likes of £200.6million man Neymar.

But the midfielder insists Brendan Rodgers’ team have no intention of letting the Parisians simply roll over them.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a massive game and the start of the Champions League proper. There will be a lot of big teams coming to Celtic Park and a lot of big nights.

“You look at PSG’s squad and there is a mountain of talent – and big price tags, too.

“So it’s a great for us to test ourselves at this level.

“It’s tough facing someone like Neymar, everybody knows he’s a top player. He can go inside or outside and it can be hard for defenders to read what he’s going to do.

“He’s come with a big price tag, but he’s started really well for PSG so will be coming here full of confidence.

“I think when you step back and take a look at it, you do have to sometimes pinch yourself that you’re playing against these kind of players.

“When the game comes around on Tuesday we will show these guys respect.

“But at the same time we’re on the pitch too and deserve to be there, so we need to show our talent.

“We’ll have a game plan to impose ourselves on the match, we won’t just be standing back watching them.”

The showdown will also see Celtic skipper Scott Brown reacquaint himself with former Barcelona forward Neymar.

The pair were involved in a controversial incident that saw Brown sent off for flicking out a leg at the Brazilian during a Champions League clash in 2013.

McGregor admits sparks could fly again but backed his captain to keep his temper in check this time.

He said: “I think there might be some fireworks there but ‘Broony’ is normally really composed in the big games.

“That’s a part of his game that has come right on. He’s got that experience having played in loads of big games for us and I’m sure the boys will be looking for him to guide us through it.”

McGregor was speaking at the Topps SPFL Match Attax 2017-18 trading card event.