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sport news Callum McGregor urges Celtic to push on after Bayern loss

Celtic goalscorer Callum McGregor hopes to use Tuesday's defeat by Bayern Munich as a 'stepping stone' for future European success.

There were plenty of positives for the Hoops after suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat by the German champions at Celtic Park, despite their now inevitable exit from the Champions League. 

With just three points from four matches, progress from Group B is now impossible, but the attention turns to the Europa League, where Brendan Rodgers' side will fancy their chances if they can replicate their latest Parkhead performance.

Callum McGregor believes Bayern Munich defeat leaves positive for Celtic moving forward

Callum McGregor believes Bayern Munich defeat leaves positive for Celtic moving forward

McGregor, who impressed on his first start in the group stages with a goal, feels they will take a lot of confidence from the match after shipping three goals in the reverse fixture in Munich.

'You want to test yourself against the best players,' he said. 'Being a footballer, that's where you want to play and learn as much as you can.

McGregor celebrates his leveller against Bayern Munich at Celtic Park on Wednesday

McGregor celebrates his leveller against Bayern Munich at Celtic Park on Wednesday

The Hoops midfielder scores to give Celtic a glimmer of Champions League hope

The Hoops midfielder scores to give Celtic a glimmer of Champions League

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