Griffiths reveals Celtic battle and makes plea to Rodgers ahead of CL clash with Bayern
By John Reid
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has admitted that both he and fellow hitman Moussa Dembele are in a fight to be Celtic’s main striker, and it is a battle that the Scotland international hopes to win.
“There is no number one striker. We are both very good players and hopefully the manager can find a way to play us both” Griffiths said, speaking to the Scottish Sun.
“You always want to play… I want to be selfish, I want to be playing”, Griffiths added.
However, despite Griffiths’ goal against Kilmarnock in Celtic’s 1-1 draw at the weekend, and his eight goals across all competitions so far this season, Brendan Rodgers is expected to start Moussa Dembele against Bayern Munich in the Champions League match at Celtic Park.
Griffiths started against the German side two weeks ago but was unable to make much of an impression on the game.
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Dembele has been in good form for Celtic since returning from injury and Brendan Rodgers will likely look to him as the player likely to give the German Champions problems in defence.
Dembele starred for Celtic in the Champions League last season with three goals and Rodgers will be hoping his star man can help his side get something from the game on Tuesday.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Patrick Roberts will miss the Bayern Munich game with a hamstring injury.