Many Celtic fans have showered praise on striker Leigh Griffiths after comments he made in an interview for the club’s official website celticfc.net that was subsequently shared on Twitter (@CelticFC).
The 29-year-old said that he is “happy to contribute in any way I can” and also lauded the “never-say-die attitude” in Neil Lennon’s team, with the Hoops winning every Premiership match they have played so far in 2020 and coming from behind against Kilmarnock on Sunday to keep that run going. Griffiths netted Celtic’s third goal in that match to round off a 3-1 win and that continued his fine start to the year, with five goals to his name since the winter break, having only scored three for the season going into January and gone five months without netting (as per TransferMarkt).
He has benefitted from Lennon’s change to two strikers by starting in every league game since the mid-season break and has shaken off criticism from pundits such as Charlie Nicholas and Kris Boyd over his apparently provocative goal celebrations in a couple of matches last month. These Celtic fans on Twitter spoke highly of the ‘outstanding’ Griffiths, who this time last year was taking time out of football to battle depression:
Keep going wee man. Your smile says it all
— K9 Psycholgogy (@MIKE_Emans) February 24, 2020
Wee mans proved me wrong, been excellent since coming back in
— MB (@melbourne88) February 24, 2020
Great to see the wee man back scoring and smiling, long may it continue HH 🍀
— Rogic Lifetime Contract CSC (@sellik88) February 24, 2020
Very pleased to see him proved his worth and silenced lots of critics 💚
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) February 24, 2020
The respect I have for this guy is massive. To come through what he has and to get back to the point that he is almost unstoppable is a measure of the strength of the man. His determination through it al and what has clearly been alot of hard work should be widely applauded.
— Paddy B (@PaddyB1988) February 24, 2020
Keep it going Leigh, thought you were outstanding on Sunday 👏🍀👏
— JamesP (@seamus1409) February 24, 2020
Has Griffiths been one of Celtic’s best players since the mid-season break? How crucial could he yet prove over the rest of the season? Comment below with your views!
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