Crosas ready to take responsibility

18 January 2010 02:59
Manager Tony Mowbray last week admitted he had sold two of the biggest personalities in the Parkhead dressing room when he let Caldwell and Robson move to England.[LNB]Mowbray wants his remaining players, as well as those he brings in during the transfer window, to take on more responsibility as a result.[LNB]And despite only recently turning 22, Spanish midfielder Crosas is happy to do just that, urging his team-mates to follow suit.[LNB]"We are young guys but we've been playing a lot of games, not only for Celtic but for other teams also," he said.[LNB]"Yes, we need to take that responsibility and I think maybe I have to step out and take a bit more responsibility than I had before."[LNB]Former Barcelona youngster Crosas does not believe he needs to alter his relaxed approach to the game in order to achieve this.[LNB]"Every man is how he is and not because other players leave," he said.[LNB]"I'll maybe take more responsibility on the pitch but I'm not going to change how I am."[LNB]Crosas will look to help Celtic avoid an Active Nation Scottish Cup upset when they travel to Morton for their rearranged fourth-round tie tomorrow night.[LNB]The Hoops go into the game on the back of damaging draws against Rangers and Falkirk in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.[LNB]Saturday's result against the Bairns prompted defender Andreas Hinkel to question the number of "strange decisions" that have gone against the Parkhead club in recent weeks.[LNB]Crosas insisted referees were not to blame for Celtic's recent results but added: "I think Andy didn't say anything wrong.[LNB]"He just said for the last few weeks, we had strange decisions against us. He was right."[LNB]Slipping nine points behind Rangers has put extra pressure on Celtic to avoid a cup upset at Cappielow.[LNB]"It's important because we're not doing as well as we'd want to be in the league," Crosas said.[LNB]"We need to do well in the cup."[LNB]The Spaniard is adamant the SPL can yet be won, saying: "We're still in the league also.[LNB]"We still have our chances.[LNB]"We want to win this cup and win the league also."[LNB]Crosas knows Morton will come out all guns blazing in a bid to further derail Celtic's season.[LNB]"Everyone wants to play against Celtic or beat Celtic," he said.[LNB]"We need to be ready for that."[LNB]The midfielder is also braced for a difficult pitch, which has not been fit to play on for more than a month.[LNB]"I know they called off the game two times and it's not going to be the best," he said.[LNB]"But, as a footballer, you need to be ready for that also."[LNB][LNB]

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