'Can’t take the huff' - Leigh Griffiths delivers verdict on lack of Celtic game time
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has revealed that he refuses to get upset at his lack of game time this season.
The Scotland international, who came off the bench to score the winner against Partick in the Hoops 2-1 victory, knows that opportunities will always come for him and he has to take the chances when they arise.
“I bided my time on the sideline and got that call to come on at half-time to try to change the game and I done that,” Griffiths said, as quoted by the Scotsman.
“You can’t take the huff when you’re not playing. You have to bide your time. I have said it time and again, that when I do get my chance I try to take it.”
The goal against Partick was Griffiths’ 11th of a season which has been punctuated by injury problems and a loss of form.
Despite that, he has managed to score goals against both Rangers and Anderlecht in notable Hoops victories this season.
Griffiths was chosen from the bench by Brendan Rodgers to come on against Partick instead of Moussa Dembele, who was an unused substitute for the second game in a row.
Griffiths may well be in pole position to be the Hoops number one striker now, ahead of Moussa Dembele. whose future at the club seems to be up in the air, and Odsonne Edouard is still trying to prove himself as a striker.
Griffiths has been mostly prolific in his time with the Hoops, his best season coming in 2015/16 when he scored 40 goals in 51 games for Ronny Deila’s side. Last season he scored 18 goals as the Hoops won their first domestic treble since 2001.
In other Celtic news, Griffiths may now be the number one forward at the club
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