Celtic striker Griffiths delivers Twitter verdict on his individual Scotland display
By Dominic Toner
Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths posted on Twitter that he should have scored during Scotland’s win over Slovenia on Sunday night.
The 26-year-old had an eventful evening in which he should of scored, but praised teammate Chris Martin after his 88th minute winner in the World Cup qualifier.
Martin’s late goal means Gordon Strachan’s side keep their World Cup hopes alive and they managed to respond to a disappointing 1-1 draw with Canada in a friendly.
Griffiths was at the centre of the attention for Scotland as he was presented with a chance to open the scoring in the six-yard box, but he smashed it on to the crossbar.
The Bhoys striker then fashioned another chance a minute later and saw his effort striker the post.
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Griffiths was frustrated at his missed chances for his nation, but was delighted for Martin after his crucial winner.
“Delighted big Chris (Martin) pulled me out [of] a hole, I should be scoring chances inside [the] six-yard box. Delighted for the fans who made the journey,” Griffiths wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Delighted big Chris pulled me out a hole, I should be scoring chances inside 6 yard box! Delighted for the fans who made the journey!
— LG9️⃣ (@Leighgriff09) March 26, 2017
Griffiths was named in the starting line-up by Strachan despite facing tough competition from Moussa Dembele for his club.
The attacker has managed 14 goals in 30 appearances this campaign for the Bhoys, but has been unable to recreate the form he showed last season.
The Scotsman scored a remarkable 40 goals in 51 games last season and has found life slightly tougher under Brendan Rodgers.
Griffiths showed for his country that he may be lacking a bit of confidence in front of goal, but is still getting in the positions to score.
In other Celtic news, Willie Miller was critical of the club’s player after the win against Slovenia.