Delighted for Leigh Griffiths (penalty), Callum McGregor (penalty and assist) and Ryan Christie (goal) who, after a difficult few months domestically, got any reassurance necessary from a Scotland performance and result that they can compete and win on the European stage. McGregor’s reverse pass for the goal was a thing of beauty.
The caveat is that our players will compete for four domestic trophies this season, head to the Euros with Scotland, then go straight into Celtic’s European qualifiers without as much as a long weekend down the Clyde. To paraphrase Roy Scheider, you’re gonna need a bigger squad.
Footballers are not machines. They have peaks and troughs of form, fitness and focus. How many mountains can Callum McGregor climb? We have to hope Steve Clarke cuts the Celtic players some slack in the spring internationals, while Neil Lennon should have a good hard look at the remaining three Europa League games before risking his most precious assets.