Celtic striker Griffiths makes frustrating Brown remark

By David Walton

December 22, 2020

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has frustratingly claimed that Scott Brown should play every big game.

There was plenty of debate when the Hoops faced Hearts on Sunday about whether Brown should’ve started over Ismaila Soro.

In the end, Lennon went with his trusted captain. That’s despite the fact Soro has been impressive over the last two games and fully deserved to face the Jambos.

And Griffiths believes that Brown should be in a place where he needs to start every big game for the Hoops. That appears to be despite of how he’s been playing too.

As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Griff said: “Listen, he’s getting older so I think he maybe needs to be more wise about what games he plays now.The gaffer has realised that now, as well.

"Carl Starfelt to Celtic is a big possibility" | Swedish journalist Anel Avdić

“That is exactly what you need from your captain. Broony’s display against Hearts was just unbelievable. He was our leader.”

Brown must earn his spot at Celtic

Look, I’m not saying Brown shouldn’t be playing regularly. He should, but only so long as his form suggests that he deserves to be doing so.

Griffiths says that Brown dominated the Scottish Cup final. No he didn’t. He bossed one half of it before struggling to keep his intensity levels up. We needed him to come big in that second half vs Hearts and he faltered.

It wasn’t good enough from Brown, and we should’ve had more joy in the latter stages.

Scott Brown and Celtic lift the Scottish Cup / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It also does absolutely nothing for Soro or any of the midfielders to hear this. There needs to be an opening for them if Brown isn’t playing well. Regardless of whether he’s the captain, nobody should be guaranteed a spot in the team.

This is frustrating from Griff. If someone was to say that about Odsonne Edouard then it likely wouldn’t best please him. Nobody’s position should be safe, especially for big games.

Hopefully, Lennon isn’t thinking along the same lines.