'They were dangerous' - Celtic star Griffiths makes admission regarding Rangers
By Harvey Byrne
Celtic’s star forward Leigh Griffiths has made the admission that Rangers “were dangerous at crosses” following their side’s 2-0 Old Firm victory on Saturday afternoon.
The Hoops made the short trip across Glasgow to Ibrox for the weekend kick off where goals from both Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths were needed in the second half to hand Brendan Rodgers’ side all three points.
It was a much tighter clash than when the two sides had previously met at Ibrox in May with Rodgers’ men running out 5-1 victors and despite claiming Celtic were in control over the 90 minutes, Griffiths has also admitted that Rangers did cause some problems, specifically from crosses.
“We controlled the game from start to finish,” said Griffiths, as quoted by the official Celtic website.
“Nil-nil wasn’t a bad scoreline to go in at half-time as we knew going into the second half that our legs would be better.
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“We came here last season and won 5-1 but it doesn’t matter the scoreline as, at the end of the day, you only get three points, no matter how many goals you score.
“They were dangerous at crosses, but our two centre-halves were comfortable in the game and going forward, we could have scored more goals.”
Griffiths’ goal on Saturday marked his sixth of the 2017-18 campaign after playing in 13 matches in all competitions for the Hoops.
His goals have helped Celtic continue their unbeaten run after going the whole of the domestic campaign last season unbeaten and they are currently sat two points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Premiership table.
Meanwhile, Rangers have been pushed down into fifth place after the weekend defeat and will have been disappointed with their start to the new season with 11 points gained from their seven matches.
In other Celtic news, John Hartson took at Twitter dig at the Gers ahead of the encounter.