Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has admitted it would be “great” if he can score his 100th goal for the Hoops as he closes in on his century of goals for the Scottish champions.
The 27-year-old has hit the net 97 times since joining the Glasgow giants and could smash the 100 barrier with a hat-trick against Dundee on Wednesday night.
With the Hoops cruising towards the title, it’s just a matter of time before Rodgers’ side complete their inevitable seventh consecutive title.
Griffiths insists helping Brendan Rodgers’ side to three points is more important but hopes he can “chip in” with a couple of goals against Neil McCann’s side.
“The most important thing is helping the team get three points but if I can chip in with a couple more goals, that would be great,” Griffiths said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
🗣️ LG on nearing 100 goals: "The most important thing is helping the team get three points but if I can chip in with a couple more goals, that would be great."
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 3, 2018
After facing Dundee, the Hoops travel to Hamilton before facing bitter rivals Rangers in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup as the Bhoys look to secure a historic back-to-back treble.
Football Insider verdict:
Griffiths will be desperate to get his 100th goal for the Hoops although he might want to save it until the face Rangers at Hampden in less than two weeks. The former Hibs striker has done fantastically well to keep himself in the first-team at Celtic Park after being overlooked time and again by Brendan Rodgers before finally winning the Northern Irishman over. 97 goals in 177 games is a fantastic return for any striker and shows why Griffiths is arguably the country’s top marksman.
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