Ally McCoist: I had to be scraped off ceiling when this Celtic player scored
By Danny Wright
Rangers legend Ally McCoist has revealed that he has to be ‘scraped off the ceiling’ when Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths put Scotland ahead against England back in June.
Griffiths, 27, scored two stunning free-kicks to see the Tartan Army come from a goal behind against the Auld Enemy at Hampden in a World Cup qualifier clash.
However Tottenham’s Harry Kane popped up with a 93rd minute equaliser for the Three Lions to ruin Scotland’s hopes of getting three vital points against their bitter international rivals.
Ibrox icon McCoist has now recalled the moment he was sat alongside ex-Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright when covering the game, telling a hilarious version of events of what went on in the studio for the game.
“We were one-nothing down and not playing particularly well,” said McCoist on TalkSport on Friday, as shown in a video on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’s official Twitter account.
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“So Leigh Griffiths scores a free-kick, the place is in uproar. And then two minutes later, he scores another free-kick and literally I am officially getting scraped off the ceiling at his point. I’m going crazy.
“And I turn around and Wrighty’s at the window and there’s about 2,000 Scottish supporters giving him it like you’ve no idea. They’re giving it Wrighty big time. I’m just loving every minute of it.”
— Alan Brazil (@SportsBreakfast) October 6, 2017
Griffiths had gone 12 international appearances for Scotland without scoring a single goal before his double salvo against England in June.
The Celtic striker has been in great form for his country since, scoring one goal and supplying three assists in the three games that have followed.
Scotland can earn themselves a spot in the World Cup qualifier play-offs on Sunday with a win in Slovenia after they caused a bit of a shock by beating Slovakia on Thursday.
England have already ensured themselves of top spot in Group F and the Scots currently occupy second place, two points clear of Slovakia, who play Malta on Sunday, and three points ahead of Slovenia.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops deployed their scouts to this crucial international fixture.