Callum McGregor has insisted that Celtic will never take their success for granted after securing their seventh successive trophy under Brendan Rodgers.

The 1-0 win over Aberdeen at Hampden in the Betfred League Cup final yesterday means that Rodgers is the first Celtic manager since Jock Stein to win three League Cups on the bounce and the first Parkhead manager to win seven trophies on the trot.

“This never gets tired,” said McGregor. “When you play at a massive club then winning has to be part of your DNA and you have to turn up for these games.

“It is amazing how consistent the success has been for this group of players. It comes down to the manager and how relentless he is but also to the players because we are also pushing each other every day. There is competition for places and that drives the standard up.

“We seem to be creating history every time we get to a final. You can never take that for granted. You might want to be a winner and you might feel that you deserve to be but you have to actually go out and do it.

“I also think that as players you want to enjoy it and take stock of it. We have to enjoy it while it lasts because it is not every day that you get a generation of players that we have now who are so hungry and so desperate to keep winning.

“We have married that hunger with a manager who knows what it takes to succeed at the top and I think it is important that we try and appreciate just what an achievement it is. That isn’t to say that you take your foot off the pedal but that you just enjoy what we have done. That isn’t easy this month given the volume of games but even if it is just a day or so, you should take the chance to reflect on it.

“It is great to be a part of it.”

And McGregor believes that while it might look as though it has been plain sailing for Celtic since the arrival of Rodgers that the work put in on the training ground often goes unnoticed.

“Nothing is guaranteed,” said the versatile midfielder. “You have to fight and be aggressive and be competitive – everything that Aberdeen were yesterday – and it is not a given that if you turn up you win the game.

“It might look like that from the outside but there is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes here from absolutely everyone and there has never been a game we have walked out onto the pitch thinking that it would come easy. We know we have quality but we also know that doesn’t count for much without having the heart and desire to go with it.”

Inevitably, claiming the first piece of silverware on offer will give rise to chat of an historic Treble Treble.

“Ryan [Christie] hadn’t got one foot out of the dressing room and I heard him being asked about a treble treble!” smiled McGregor. “We know that will be the chat now but we have to just do what we have done all along and keep our focus.

“This month is pretty relentless with a whole load of huge games so that is what we need to be thinking of now. We don’t need to be worrying about anything like that just now.

“Ryan has come in and taken his chance and we’re delighted for him. He has been brilliant and we were just delighted to come away with another trophy.”