'Take it with both hands' - Celtic attacker vows to win battle to be main man at Parkhead
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has vowed that he will take any chance he gets to become the main striker at Celtic Park, despite the Hoops recently completing the record signing of Odsonne Edouard.
Griffiths has to compete with Edouard and Moussa Dembele foe what is often one striking role for the Bhoys, and even though his lack of game time can be frustrating the Hoops hitman believes he can still be the number one striker for the Hoops.
“When you do play you need to take your chance and impress the manager and you will be in the team” Griffiths said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It is hard enough when it is two, never mind three, so when a chance comes around you need to take it with both hands.”
“It’s about one striker for the system that the gaffer usually plays, and you want to be playing but we have three good strikers now that want to be playing in that one place.”
The three strikers rotated the starting berth last season, with Dembele ending the season as the Bhoys’ main attacking threat.
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Keeping the Hoops’ three hitmen happy will be one of the biggest tasks facing Brendan Rodgers next season. It is a good thing to have so many good players for one position, but that can only last so long and as Leigh Griffiths underlines, players can get frustrated if they don’t get on the pitch. The Hoops will have plenty of games this season, so each player will get a lot of game time, but you can tell from Griffiths’ comments that he would love to play every game for the Hoops, but that isn’t possible at the moment. When Griffiths was the Hoops’ main goalscorer he thrived, scoring 40 goals under the management of Ronny Deila in season 2015-16. But the Bhoys have evolved since then and Griffiths will need to keep up with the Hoops new style of play, if he wants to feature regularly for the Hoops, otherwise he is going to have to be content with a seat on the bench most weeks.
In other Celtic news, a player is close to signing a new deal with the Hoops