GREG TAYLOR admits he is in the form of his life – and he aims to get BETTER.
The consistent Celtic left-back may not dominate the headlines with his gritty performances and selfless running inside and outside on the left, but he has done enough to satisfy perfectionist manager Ange Postecoglou.
Taylor has made 29 appearances from the 34 Premiership games so far and has chipped in with three goals, including the crucial winner in the dramatic and VAR-dominated controversial seven-goal thriller against Hearts at Tynecastle on October 22 when the champions were introduced to new technology.
JUST CHAMPION…Greg Taylor acknowledges the acclaim of the Celtic fans after the title-winning 2-0 victory at Tynecastle.
It looked as though two points were about to be dropped until the Scotland international appeared at the far post to squeeze the fourth goal beyond former team-mate Craig Gordon.
Other strikes have followed against Livingston, home and away, as Taylor’s form continued to soar to new levels.
The 25-year-old defender said: “I aim to improve as I go along. Thus far, it’s been my best level, but, hopefully, there’s more to come.
“It’s just a small part in a collective. The real reason we have been so successful this year is the collective.
“Everyone has played their part, 20-25 boys have all contributed throughout the season, so real credit to the whole group.”
A record top-flight points tally of 107 is in the Parkhead side’s sights if they win their last four games, starting at Ibrox on Saturday and then St Mirren in Glasgow, Hibs at Easter Road and then on Flag day as the curtain comes down on a stupendous Premiership campaign on Saturday May 27 when Aberdeen are the visitors.
SHOVE OFF…Greg Taylor gets up close and personal with Tod Cantwell in Celtic’s 1-0 Scottish Cup semi-final victory in April.
Then Postecoglou’s men can turn their attention to the Scottish Cup Final against Championship outfit Inverness Caley Thistle the following week when there is a coveted treble up for grabs.
Taylor, speaking to STV, continued: “It’s a club that demands trophies, demands success and to deliver it playing a brand of football the way we do is amazing.
“We have not rested on what we did last year at all. We knew there was more in us and there is still more to come.
“We want to improve going into next season, but, most importantly, we want to finish this season strongly.
“We are all so driven and keen for success and we believe every last word the gaffer says to us is going to help us and stand us in good stead.
“It’s been a really successful season thus far, but there is still more to come.”
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL…the Celtic title winners celebrate at Tynecastle.
On the glorious run of back-to-back titles and two League Cups since Postecoglou swept to power in June 2021, Taylor added: “It’s something you have got to appreciate because it doesn’t come easy to have that amount of boys who are so keen for success and keen to improve their game.
“They want of, course, to improve and wherever they end up. But right now, in the here and now for Celtic, every player in that changing room loves it – and long may it continue.
“There is such a strong belief. We don’t waste any training session, any game.”