CALLUM McGREGOR has urged his Celtic team-mates to continue knocking down barriers during a memorable season.
The Hoops made history as they stretched their unbeaten domestic run to 27 games with their 4-0 weekend win over Hearts – one better than that achieved by the Lisbon Lions 50 years ago.
McGregor, who claimed the opening goal against the Tynecastle outfit and hopes to start against Aberdeen tonight, said: “For us to go 27 games undefeated is unbelievable and maybe in 50 or 60 years people will be talking about that run.
“You know what the manager is like, He’s relentless and that was his message after the game: ‘Yes, it’s great that we’ve broken the record, but now can we stretch it and go unbeaten for as long as we possibly can?’
“It will be tough, but we’ll just look at the next game and prepare properly for that and see where that takes us.
“What we’re aiming for now is to try and create a record than can NEVER be broken, That’s what we’re driving at.
“It’s good to have targets like that because it gives you an extra edge to your game. But, as professionals, we want to win every game, anyway.”
Martin O’Neill’s Hoops side hold the current British record of going on a 25-game winning sequence in season 2003/04 and that is the next record in line for Brendan Rodgers’ side to aim for.
So far the Hoops have won 17 successive league games – the only blot came in the 2-2 draw in Invernes – but it is possible they could set their own new benchmark in this campaign.
McGregor said: “That could be our next target. For us, as a group, the reason we’ve been so successful is that we’re just relentless.
“We go into every game preparing properly and trying to win. That’s the next step for us.”